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Reducing your risk for mesothelioma
You may lower your risk of developing mesothelioma by doing the following.
Avoid exposure to asbestos
Try to avoid any exposure to asbestos.
If you work with asbestos, take proper safety precautions to limit your exposure. Use all the protective equipment provided by your employers. Follow recommended occupational health and safety procedures.
If you have asbestos in your home, have it removed by a qualified asbestos removal expert. Do not try to remove it yourself to avoid exposing you and your family to the asbestos fibers.
Taking action against all cancers
The latest Canadian Cancer Statistics report found that of all newly diagnosed cancers in 2017, half are expected to be lung, colorectal, breast and prostate cancers. Learn what you can do to reduce the burden of cancer.