Worldwide, 1 in 6 deaths are due to cancer each year.

Are you doing everything you can to protect yourself?

The choices we make each day can help to reduce our risk of cancer. AICR's award-winning Cancer Health Check will help you learn more about your choices and how you can stack the odds in your favor.


About you.

Tell us a little bit about yourself and your physical activity each week.






Physical Activity


Hours per week
Examples: Brisk walking, gardening, water aerobics


Hours per week
Examples: Running, fast cycling, swimming laps
Note: Most research on cancer risk has been conducted on adults over the age of 18.


Vegetables and Fruits.

How many cups of vegetables and fruit do you eat each day?
What Does 1 Cup Look Like?


Examples: leafy greens, broccoli, beans, bell peppers, carrots (fresh, frozen, or canned all count)


Examples: apples, pears, bananas, berries, oranges/citrus (fresh, frozen, or canned all count)
Research Says: Vegetables and fruit can protect against cancers of the mouth and throat and digestive tract.


Whole Grains.

How often do you eat whole grains?

Whole Grains

Examples: Whole wheat bread, quinoa, brown rice, whole oats, corn tortillas, whole wheat cereals, whole wheat crackers
Research Says: Eating plenty of whole grains has been shown to protect against colorectal cancer and also help you to maintain a healthy weight.


Red and Processed Meat.

How many portions of red meat do you eat each week? How often do you eat processed meat?
What's a Portion?

Red Meat

Examples: Beef, pork, lamb

Processed Meat

Examples: Sausages, ham, bacon, hot dogs, salami, canned meat
Research Says: Limiting red meat intake to less than 3 portions (12-18 ounces) can reduce your risk of colorectal cancer. Eating any processed meat at all increases your risk of colorectal cancer.


Sugar and fat.

How often do you eat these products each week?

Processed Food

Examples: Cakes, pastries, candy, deep-fried fast foods, french fries, chips

Sugary Drinks

Examples: non-diet drinks, sport drinks, sugar sweetened coffee/tea drinks
Research Says: Cutting down on processed foods and drinks that are high in fat and sugar means you are less likely to gain weight. Being a healthy weight can reduce your risk of cancer.



How many alcoholic drinks do you have each week?
What Counts As 1 Drink?


Drinks per week
Examples: Beer, wine, liquor, alcohol coolers
Research Says: Drinking alcohol is a cause of 6 types of cancers. Not drinking any alcohol helps to protect against cancer. If you choose to drink, don't exceed national guidelines.



Do you smoke? How often do you expose yourself the sun?


Sun Exposure

Research Says: Not smoking is the best way to protect yourself from cancer. By not using tanning beds and protecting yourself from sun exposure, you will reduce your risk of skin cancers.

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