Young adults aged 15 to 39 are much more
likely to be diagnosed with cancer.

65.    Don’t miss regular physical exams with your doctor.  Screenings can mean early detection and a higher probability for a cure if you are diagnosed with cancer.


66.    Steer clear of tobacco products. These have proven again and again to be linked with cancers.


67.    Wear your sunscreen.  Protect your skin with a high-number SPF to lessen the chances of melanoma.


68.    Watch your BMI (Body Mass Index).  Being overweight often goes hand-in-hand with cancer.


69.    Limit your exposure to radiation and chemicals known to cause cancer.  By avoiding unnecessary x-ray exposure and known carcinogens like saccharine, you may improve your chances of staying healthy.


70.    Stay away from hormone replacement therapy unless expressly recommended and monitored by your physician.  Adding hormones to your body may change the chemical composition of your body, putting you at greater risk for cancer.


71.    Know your body.  If there are lumps, bumps, moles, lesions, or other abnormalities you can’t explain, see your doctor immediately.


72.    Keep alcohol consumption under control.  Too much drinking can lower your body’s ability to fight unhealthy cells.


Note that the above tips are general guidelines and are not intended to replace the advice or knowledge of a physician or healthcare professional.  Seek out expert advice and help if you have questions or concerns about your health.

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