Our 24/7 cancer helpline provides information and answers 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.
Our highly trained specialists are available 24/7 via phone and on weekdays can assist through video calls and online chat. We connect patients, caregivers, and family members with essential services and resources at every step of their cancer journey. 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.
In the United States, the percentage of overweight and obese adults and children has soared over the past several decades. Studies show that with that increased weight comes an increased risk of developing certain types of cancers.
Pay attention to portion sizes.
Follow a healthy eating pattern:
Eat less junk, such as:
Eat plenty of colorful fruits and vegetables.
Be more physically active by:
Get 150-300 minutes of moderate-intensity activity per week, 75-150 minutes of vigorous-intensity activity per week, or a combination of the two throughout the week.
Limit sedentary behavior, such as:
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