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Prevention

1 in 2 people will develop some form of cancer during their lifetime.

Follow the links below to more information on the NHS website. In the UK, the 4 most common types of cancer are:

There are more than 200 different types of cancer, and each is diagnosed and treated in a particular way. You can find more information about other types of cancer on the NHS website.

Four in 10 cases of cancer in the UK are preventable

There are lots of way things that you can do. Take a look at the information in the drop down boxes below.

 

Stop smoking

Stopping smoking is the best thing you can do to prevent cancer.

There are lots of hints and tips on the NHS website to help and support you to quit smoking.

Your GP practice can support you to stop smoking and point you in the direction of local services which can help you take the first to quitting.

Find out which stop services are in your area.

Lifestyle choices

There are lots of other things you can do to reduce your chances of developing cancer:

The Macmillan Cancer Support website has more information about how a healthy lifestyle can help reduce your chances of developing cancer.

Cancer Research UK provides lots of free information on how to have a healthy lifestyle.

Attend your screening appointment

Taking the NHS screening tests when they are offered to you is crucial.

Screening can help detect cancer at an early stage, when it's easier to treat.

There's lots of information about screening and detection on the Cancer Research website