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Types of cancer

This section looks at the types of cancer where there is some evidence that risk is affected by diet, physical activity and weight.

We explain which lifestyle factors are related to each type of cancer and how you can reduce your risk by following our 10 ways to prevent cancer.

Our advice on cancer prevention, which comes from our Continuous Update Project (CUP) and Second Expert Report, is aimed at reducing your overall risk of cancer, rather than reducing your risk of specific cancers.

Click on the links below to find out more about each type of cancer and what you can do to reduce your cancer risk.

Endometrial cancer

Womb cancer

(also known as endometrial cancer)





Types of cancer

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Page last reviewed: October 2013
Page next due for review: October 2015
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