Whether someone will get cancer depends on their genes (the DNA our body is made up of), their environment and aspects of their life, many of which they control and can prevent the chance of developing cancer.
Cancer prevention is an important measure for young people to keep their body as healthy as possible.
The five important lifestyles choices to consider in the prevention of cancer are:
- not smoking
- keeping a healthy body weight and eating a balanced diet
- consuming alcohol sensibly
- keeping active
- staying safe in the sun
- avoid tanning beds
For more information on leading a healthy and active life, and preventing cancer, visit the Cancer Research UK website.
Last updated November 2019.