Types of cancer
Breast, prostate and lung cancer account for almost 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.
Eating well and being a healthy weight can prevent bowel, or colorectal, cancer
One in eight women will develop breast cancer at some stage in their lifetime
Being a healthy weight can help to protect against gallbladder cancer
Drinking alcohol, and being overweight or obese, increase the risk
Not smoking is the best way to cut your risk but not taking supplements is important too
Being a healthy weight and not drinking alcohol 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
Find the most up-to-date advice on ovarian cancer and how to reduce your risk
Being a healthy weight can help to protect against pancreatic cancer
Around 130 cases of this cancer are diagnosed in men in the UK every day