April is National Cancer Control Month, and although we’re reminded that cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States, cancer is considered a largely preventable disease.
Between 80 and 90 percent of all cancers are related to environmental factors, including smoking, chemical pollutants, inactivity and diet. Not surprisingly, diet accounts for 40 percent of cancer risk.
Although certain people are genetically predisposed to the disease, research shows you can help reduce your disease risk by taking five simple steps:
Talk is cheap, so here are some ideas you can put to use right away: