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Our 24/7 cancer helpline provides support for people dealing with cancer. We can connect you with trained cancer information specialists who will answer questions about a cancer diagnosis and provide guidance and a compassionate ear.
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At our National Cancer Information Center trained Cancer Information Specialists can answer questions 24 hours a day, every day of the year to empower you with accurate, up-to-date information to help you make educated health decisions. We connect patients, caregivers, and family members with valuable services and resources.
Or ask us how you can get involved and support the fight against cancer. Some of the topics we can assist with include:
For medical questions, we encourage you to review our information with your doctor.
Staying at a healthy weight, being physically active throughout life, following a healthy eating pattern, and avoiding or limiting alcohol may greatly reduce your risk of developing or dying from cancer.
Excess body weight, poor nutrition, physical inactivity, and excess alcohol consumption = about 1 in 5 cancer cases.
Overweight or obesity raises a person’s risk of getting one or more of 13 types of cancer.
The American Cancer Society Diet and Physical Activity Guidelines for Cancer Prevention provide recommendations for weight control, physical activity, diet, and alcohol consumption to reduce cancer risk.
Limit sedentary behavior
More fruits and veggies
It is best not to drink alcohol
Many environments – where people live, learn, work, shop and play – are not supportive of making healthy choices.
The American Cancer Society recommends that public, private, and community organizations work together to increase access to affordable, healthy foods and provide safe, enjoyable and accessible opportunities for physical activity.
You can make your community healthier by: