What can increase your risk of cancer?
Do you know which factors increase your risk of cancer? With a new scare story in the newspapers almost every day, it can be difficult to get the real truth.
Obesity & weight
Being overweight or obese increases the risk of at least 12 types of cancer
Not being physically active enough increases your risk of developing cancer
Red and processed meat
Eating too much red meat and any processed meat increases cancer risk
HRT and the Pill
HRT and hormonal contraception have been linked with certain cancers
Inherited genes and family history
Only about five to 10 per cent of all cancers result from specific inherited genes