Cancer Risk Factors

There are several known factors that have been scientifically proven to increase the risk of cancer. These include:

Other factors may also affect your risk of getting cancer:

  • Diet
  • Alcohol
  • Physical Activity
  • Obesity
  • Environmental Risk Factors

For more information on cancer risk factors, click here. Researchers continue to explore new ways to prevent cancer.  Some interventions have been shown not to lower cancer risk, while other are still being examined. For more information, click here.

In the meantime, it is best to consult your physician to discuss a personalized plan to lower your risk of cancer based on your needs.  They can also direct you towards local professionals who can provide resources to best support you in your efforts.