Research shows that around 40% of all cancers in the UK could be prevented by simple changes to lifestyle.
Unfortunately bad health habits like smoking and drinking too much alcohol, eating a poor diet, and not being safe in the sun or getting enough exercise, are very common and have a huge impact.
This is why we work so hard in communities across the country to empower people to make changes to reduce their risk of cancer. We also work to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of cancer, so people are diagnosed sooner and have better chances of survival.
By raising awareness and changing people’s health behaviours today, especially younger people, we hope to prevent a lifetime of ill-heath which has much wider implications than just cancer. These simple changes could save the NHS millions of pounds in the future and save thousands of lives.