In the UK, around 360,000 people are diagnosed with cancer every year. We know there are over 200 different types of cancer, but we do not know all the causes.
But we do know about the possible risk factors that can affect your risk of developing cancer. Some people make lifestyle changes to try and reduce this risk. Changes can include:
- stopping smoking
- eating a healthy diet
- being physically active
- keeping to a healthy weight
- following recommended alcohol guidelines.