February is National Cancer Prevention Month

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February is national cancer prevention month! According to the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), 40 percent of all cancers diagnosed – and almost half of all deaths from cancer – can be attributed to preventable causes. This year let’s join together in spreading awareness of well-known cancer prevention methods. Get vaccinated / screened - Some vaccinations can help in prevention of cancer and regular screenings can give you peace of mind and early detection Avoid Tobacco / limit alcohol - Tobacco products and over consumption of alcohol can cause cancer Maintain a healthy diet - It is important to maintain a healthy, nutritious diet and be physically active Limit exposure to sun - Harmful ultraviolet rays from the sun can cause skin cancer, so be sure to use sun screen and limit time in direct sunlight.  #nationalcancerpreventionmonth #cancerawareness #earlydetection #prevention