We all want to avoid cancer. That’s a given. But when cancer risk seems to lurk everywhere, it’s hard to know what you really need to do to protect yourself.
The stakes are high. As many as 40% of cancer cases, and about half of all cancer deaths, could be prevented with a healthy lifestyle, according to a study by Harvard researchers published in the journal JAMA Oncology.
So what steps really matter, and which don’t measure up? Here’s a look at what you should sweat over — and not — when it comes to preventing cancer.
No smoking zone
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