stomach cancer

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. 


body diagram showing bladder

Bladder cancer

Not smoking and eating vegetables and fruit may reduce your risk of bladder cancer

colorectal cancer, colon, bowel cancer

Bowel cancer

Bowel cancer is one of the most preventable cancers

breast cancer

Breast cancer

Breast cancer affects over 50,000 people a year

gallbladder cancer

Gallbladder cancer

Staying in shape can help reduce your risk of gallbladder cancer

kidneys cancer

Kidney cancer

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

liver cancer

Liver cancer

There’s strong evidence that being overweight or obese and drinking too much alcohol increases the risk of liver cancer

lung cancer

Lung cancer

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

larynx cancer

Mouth and throat cancer

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

nasopharynx cancer

Nasopharyngeal cancer

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

Body diagram showing the oesophagus

Oesophageal cancer

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

ovarian cancer

Ovarian cancer

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

pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer

About 1 in 6 cases of pancreatic cancer could be prevented if we were all a healthy weight

prostate cancer

Prostate cancer

Find out more about the most common cancer in men

stomach cancer

Stomach cancer

Around 1 in 6 cases of stomach cancer could be prevented

womb cancer

Womb cancer

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