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Wednesday 15 August 2018

Reduce your risk

Do not smoke.



  • Moderate your consumption of alcoholic drinks.


  • Avoid excessive exposure to the sun.


  • Frequently eat fresh fruits, vegetables and cereals with a high fibre content.


  • Don't get overweight and limit your intake of fatty foods.

More cancers will be cured if detected early:



  • See a doctor if you notice a lump, or observe a change in a mole, or any abnormal bleeding


  • See a doctor if you have a persistent cough or hoarseness, a change in bowel habits or weight loss.

For women:



  • Have a cervical smear test regularly when over 25.


  • Check your breasts regularly, and, undergo a mammography at regular intervals over the age of 50 (depending on your family history).

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