Preventing cancer

Coping with cancer

In this video, people who have been through cancer treatment talk about what kept them going and the practicalities of treatment.

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Media last reviewed: 14/07/2015

Next review due: 14/07/2017

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Reduce your cancer risk

How a healthy lifestyle can reduce your cancer risk, including diet, being a healthy weight and drinking less alcohol.

NHS cancer screening

Find out about free routine NHS screening for breast, cervical and bowel cancer.

Sunscreen and sun safety

Protect your skin against sun damage (including sunbeds) and reduce your risk of skin cancer.

Lung cancer: are you at risk?

People at risk of lung cancer include smokers, passive smokers and those with radon in their homes.

Breast cancer awareness

Not all breast changes mean you have breast cancer, but it's important to know what symptoms to be aware of.

Know your prostate

Where is the prostate gland and what does it do? Find out whether you're at risk of prostate cancer.

Asbestos and lung cancer

Exposure to asbestos can cause lung cancer. Ian Wright is supporting a campaign to raise awareness.

Lung cancer in women

How lung cancer affects women, including why female smokers are more at risk than male smokers.

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Call your GP today

If you've been coughing for 3 weeks or more, tell your doctor. Call your GP today

News analysis: Angelina Jolie's breast cancer surgery

Actress Angelina Jolie has had a double mastectomy to reduce her high genetic risk of breast cancer. We explain the science behind the headlines

HPV vaccination

Why it's recommended teenage girls have the HPV (cervical cancer) vaccine

Stop smoking

Help with quitting, including what your GP can do, local services and nicotine replacement therapies

Drinking and alcohol

Practical tips to help you cut down, plus information on low-risk drinking, how alcohol affects your health, and understanding units

Benefits of exercise

Find out why 150 minutes of physical activity every week can greatly improve your health

NHS screening

Find out about the different types of screening offered by the NHS in England