Cancer types

Making healthy lifestyle choices now can lay the foundation for a healthier life ahead.

See below for more information about the common cancers and how they are linked to diet, physical activity and weight.

Find out what you can do to reduce cancer risk. 

 

Bowel cancer

Bowel cancer is one of the most preventable cancers

Breast cancer

Breast cancer affects over 50,000 people a year

Gallbladder cancer

Staying in shape can help reduce your risk of gallbladder cancer

Kidney cancer

We could prevent 1 in 5 cases of kidney cancer by being a healthy weight.

Liver cancer

There’s strong evidence that alcohol increases the risk of liver cancer

Lung cancer

Not smoking is the best way to reduce your risk of lung cancer but healthy eating is important too

Mouth and throat cancer

Not smoking and eating a healthy diet can reduce your risk of mouth and throat cancer

Nasopharyngeal cancer

Nasopharyngeal is a rare cancer but there are things you can do to reduce your risk

Oesophageal cancer

Oesophageal cancer is becoming more common but you can reduce your risk

Ovarian cancer

Find the most up-to-date advice on ovarian cancer and how to reduce your risk 

Pancreatic cancer

Healthy lifestyle choices could prevent about 1 in 5 cases of pancreatic cancer

Prostate cancer

Find out more about the most common cancer in men

Stomach cancer

Almost half of all stomach cancer cases could be prevented

Womb cancer

Being active can reduce your risk of womb cancer (also known as endometrial cancer)