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Reduce cancer risk – what you can do

About half of all cancers can be prevented through healthy living and policies that protect the health of Canadians. The good news is you can reduce your risk of cancer right now. There’s no time like the present to start making positive lifestyle changes to feel better and live longer.

Follow these recommendations and help reduce your cancer risk.

Live well. Make healthy choices.

Be aware. Make informed decisions.

Look after yourself and help find cancer early.



Ray Ellis in fireman gear Because of smoke inhalation and exposure to toxic chemicals, I live with the fear of cancer virtually every day.

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