Risk reduction is taking action to lower one’s risk of developing cancer. Cancer of unknown primary (CUP) represents a number of different types of cancer, so there isn’t a specific, known way to reduce the risk. However, certain changes in lifestyle can reduce the risk of many types of cancer, and so might reduce the risk of CUP.
Smoking, especially heavy, long-term smoking, increases the risk of developing many different types of cancer. If you smoke, get help to quit. Avoid second-hand smoke.
Research shows that being overweight or obese increases your risk of developing several different types of cancer. Being physically active and maintaining a healthy body weight lowers the risk of cancer.
Learn about what you can do to reduce cancer risk.
A clinical trial led by the Society’s NCIC Clinical Trials group found that men with prostate cancer who are treated with intermittent courses of hormone therapy live as long as those receiving continuous therapy.