7 Ways You Can Lower Your Cancer Risk

Scientists estimate that only about 5 percent of all cancers have a genetic origin, meaning our nutrition and lifestyle choices play a major role in the fight against cancer. Here are seven tips for protecting yourself.
If you smoke, quit.
Even the best nutrition can't override the toxic effects of smoking. If you can go cold turkey on your own, great. But there are other options, including nicotine replacement, hypnosis, support groups, and prescription medications. Talk with your doctor about a plan that makes sense for you.