6 Daily Habits That Help Prevent Cancer
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The Cancer Risks You Can Control

What if you could stop cancer before it begins? Experts say the majority of cancers in the United States are preventable, and that simply making healthy lifestyle choices can reduce the risk of developing many forms of the disease. These daily do’s and don’ts may sound familiar, but the evidence is strong that following these steps each day can help keep you cancer-free down the road. 

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