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How can I reduce my cancer risk? 

While there is no surefire way to prevent cancer, lifestyle can play a big factor in increasing or decreasing your risk. According to the American Cancer Society, these healthy practices can help reduce your risk of cancer:

• Avoid tobacco

• Exercise regularly

• Maintain a healthy weight

• Limit your alcohol intake

• Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables

• Protect your skin from sun damage

• Get regular checkups and appropriate cancer screenings

• Be aware of your risk for cancer and your family’s medical history

To learn more about cancer screenings and prevention, or to schedule an appointment with an internist at East Jefferson General Hospital, please contact HealthFinder at 504.456.5000 or visit www.ejgh.org.

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