Types of cancer
Breast, prostate and lung cancer account for more than half of the UK’s new cancer cases each year, but cancer is a disease that can develop in many parts of the body.
The risk of developing a particular cancer depends on a number of factors and varies from person to person.
Not smoking, and eating vegetables and fruit, may reduce your risk
Bowel, or colorectal, cancer, is one of the most preventable types
One in eight women will develop breast cancer at some stage in their lifetime
One in six cases could be prevented if we were all a healthy weight
Drinking alcohol, and being overweight or obese, increase the risk
Not smoking is the best way to cut your risk but healthy eating is important too
Not smoking, and eating a healthy diet, can reduce your risk of this cancer
Nasopharyngeal cancer is rare but there are ways to reduce your risk
Cancer of the oesophagus is becoming more common but you can reduce your risk
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About 1 in 6 cases could be prevented if we were all a healthy weight
More than 100 cases of this cancer are diagnosed in men in the UK every day
Eating well can help to cut your risk of developing cancer of the stomach