Making progress, slow but steady! Cancer is not just one disease just like there are different types of heart disease so each type of cancer must be given its own unique treatment.
And just like heart disease, you can reduce your risk by avoiding specific environmental exposures, not smoking, staying healthy and physically active, following a sound nutritional program, and keeping your body weight in a “reasonable” range. And of course, choosing your parents wisely!
For more ideas about how to prevent specific types of cancer go here http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/prevention-genetics-causes
For more information go to the The National Cancer website at http://www.cancer.gov/