Preventing Cancer

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Taking Steps
A Few Healthy Changes Can Reduce Your Cancer Risk

Did you know that choices you make right now can have a profound impact on your risk for eventual cancer?

Focus on Prevention & Education

Vitamin D, Calcium Intake Does Not Reduce Colorectal Polyps

A large, randomized study at 11 U.S. hospitals including Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center found that vitamin D and calcium supplements fail to protect against developing colorectal cancer.

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Wear sun screen, eat nutritious foods, get a little exercise each day, don’t smoke or chew tobacco, and drink in moderation—the right choices today can make the difference for your health tomorrow and for many, many tomorrows after that.

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What You Can Do