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Tips to reduce your risk from shift work

Workers on the night shift for 20 years or more may have an increased risk of getting cancer. This may include people working in healthcare, protective services, industrial manufacturing, mining, transportation, communication, leisure and hospitality.

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How to reduce your risk

Workers doing night shifts should make healthy lifestyle choices that include eating well, being active, maintaining a healthy body weight, not smoking, limiting alcohol consumption and getting enough vitamin D.

Screening is also an important part of overall health, even when you feel well. Please visit find cancer early and talk to your doctor about what’s right for you.