Cancer prevention and surveillance

One in three people will develop some form of cancer during their lifetime. Find out how you can reduce your risk of this by living a healthy lifestyle.

For those who do develop cancer, early detection and diagnosis increases their treatment prospects. Find out how you can check your body for the first signs of suspected cancer with some simple surveillance methods.

A healthy lifestyle

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle will reduce your risk of getting cancer. Things you can do include: maintaining a healthy weight, keeping active, eating a balanced diet, limiting your alcohol intake, quitting smoking and staying safe in the sun.

Breast awareness

Being aware of your breasts is an important way of detecting breast cancer.

Testicle awareness

Testicular awareness is a quick, simple check which men should do from puberty onwards.


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