13 Ways to Cancer-Proof Your Body

The latest World Health Organisation (WHO) report reveals cancer has overtaken heart disease as Australia’s biggest killer. In fact, 8.2 million people died from cancer globally in 2012, including 40,000 Australians. But here’s something to celebrate: living a healthy lifestyle can significantly slash your cancer risk. Up to 70% of cancers are lifestyle-related and therefore avoidable. “We can prevent most cancers, which means we don’t have to leave it to fate,” says Blythe O’Hara, cancer-prevention manager at Cancer Institute NSW. “Lifestyle is a major factor. All Australians have the power to reduce their cancer risk by up to two-thirds: eat a healthy diet, maintain a healthy weight, protect your skin and eyes from the sun, exercise and don’t smoke. Your health is your most valuable asset, and these simple everyday changes will give your body the best chance against cancer.” Recent research has uncovered some surprising new ways to weave disease prevention into your daily life. Making these 10 small changes is easy.

By Richard Laliberte and Cecily-Anna Bennett

Photo by Shutterstock Jan 13, 2012

13 Ways to Cancer-Proof Your Body

This year, put some positive risk-reducing strategies between you and cancer

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  1. The The09:46am Wednesday 05th February 2014 ESTReport Abuse

    WHO Alright!!!!! World Health Organization that's 'Who'! They supress cancer causes and treatments to depopulate! I know this for a FACT!!! I've seen cancer survivors whose 'alternate therapies' that have kept them alive, been ignored by the 'medical faculty'! They will only poison you further, or turn away if you dare challenge their authority and provide 'proof' of your claims! It comes from the top! The same people behind the Food Standards Australia New Zealand confirming 'the conspiracy' when the new regulations requiring 'Health Claims' by organic food and product producers needed to be scientifically substantiated - causing a heavier more expensive strain on the industry, and making Organic food/products even more expensive for consumers - and when I asked if this would also apply to the 'so called' health products currently on supermarket shelves, full of aspartame, chemicals, additives, colourings, flavours, preservatives.......an official spokesperson for the organization said 'yes they will, particularly to their FAT, SUGAR and SALT content!!! So the fake 'man made' #$%$ is totally okay and doesn't require stringent regulations for our consumption, but the only 'natural' stuff probably in them is what will be regulated!???????OUR REGULATORS PEOPLE!!! No conspiracy here!!

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  2. Gundgen09:31am Wednesday 05th February 2014 ESTReport Abuse

    I'll bet the Cancer treatment industries love the static that Cancer is the leading cause of death. As long as fruit/vegies are sprayed, our drinking water contaminated with "cleaning" agents and our air is filled with pollutants Cancer will remain the one number one killer.

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  3. Byron12:35pm Tuesday 04th February 2014 ESTReport Abuse

    What stunning photos! Especially the broccoli.......

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  4. Cobie09:36pm Monday 04th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    its to late for me,, iv always been vigilant in good eating and healthy living,, i now have got 2ndry cancer that has gone from my R Breast to my Liver Lugs and Spine.... im not bitter about my diagnoses i will never beat it but i will reduce the cancer and live a long life,, im only 46yrs old

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  5. Pm10:53am Thursday 14th June 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Thank You Yahooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

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  6. greens V the tax payer09:51am Thursday 14th June 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    good advise is always good to hear ^.^

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  7. Jayde09:23am Thursday 14th June 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Oi mark! you try having cancer and seeing how good you feel about it. Have some respect!

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