BC Cancer works to prevent cancer, by providing advice on behaviours that can affect your risk for many cancers.
Around 4 in 10 cancers could be prevented by making healthy behaviour changes. What you eat and drink, whether you smoke, your level of physical activity and how much you protect yourself from the sun are all things that can affect your chances of getting cancer, and your chances of preventing it.
There are some environmental factors which are a risk and these vary depending on where you live and work.
Other factors, such as family history, income, age, race and ethnicity, are also important. While they cannot be changed, being aware of these risk factors can be beneficial if it motivates you to lower your risk in areas where you have control.
For more information on how to reduce your cancer risk, please visit the Preventing Cancer website.