Cancer Prevention

Our best hope for preventing cancer through diet is to eat a wide variety of healthy, nutrient-dense plant foods.
Scientists estimate that 35 percent of cancers are related to nutritional factors. Our best defense against cancer is prevention: keeping ourselves as healthy as possible and eating the kinds of foods that have been shown to help protect our bodies — right down to our cells. Some foods can damage body cells, setting them up for precancerous changes, while other foods protect cells from damage. Cancer prevention depends on knowing the difference.

Cancer Basics: What is Cancer?
Best Recipes for a Cancer Prevention Diet

Can Calcium Help Prevent Cancer?
While calcium can help protect against cancer, too much may increase your risk.
Find out how much you should be getting.
Cancer Basics
Prevention is about keeping ourselves healthy and eating the right kinds of foods.
Learn what to eat to help protect your cells.
Soy Foods and Cancer
Can eating soy foods help prevent breast and prostate cancers?
Learn more about the encouraging research.
7 Ways You Can Lower Your Cancer Risk
Our nutrition and lifestyle choices play a major role in the fight against cancer.
Protect yourself with these seven tips.
10 Best Foods for Cancer Prevention
Eating a wide variety of foods rich in nutrients will help protect your body's cells from damage.
Discover 10 foods that protect against cancer.