Understand Your Cancer Risk

Evidence shows that our risk for many types of cancer is related to diet, physical activity and weight. But for some types, it is not yet possible to determine if lifestyle plays a role. This does not mean such links are impossible, simply that more research is needed.

For the common cancers below, strong evidence emerged that diet, weight and physical activity can raise or lower risk. Use the options below to see the factors related to a particular cancer. Some factors change for men versus women.

Based on the findings of the AICR/WCRF expert report and the Continuous Update Project.

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Published on 02/01/2016