Eat Well, Get Fit, Stop Smoking -- Prevent Cancer

Sun, 11 Feb 2007 10:00 AM EST

... If you wanted to start today to reduce your chances of getting cancer, what would you have to do? Lose excess weight, get more exercise, eat a healthy diet and quit smoking. Those basic behavior changes would have a tremendous impact on the incidence of the most prevalent types of cancer -- lung, breast, prostate and colon cancer -- says Graham Colditz, M.D., Dr.P.H., associate director of Prevention and Control at the Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. ...