Make a Difference in Your Health
Research shows that at least 50 per cent of cancers can be prevented through a healthier lifestyle such as eating healthy foods, keeping a healthy body weight, staying physically active, practicing sun safety, avoiding the use of tobacco, and limiting alcohol consumption. Download the following fact sheets to learn more:
Staying Safe in the Sun
Combination Fact Sheet
American Institute for Cancer Research
How much we move, how much we weigh, and what we eat have a lot to do with our risk of developing cancer. Learn more about how to reduce your cancer risk by following evidence-based recommendations for cancer prevention. This website also has resource materials for cancer patients, survivors, and health care professionals.
Cancer View Canada
Cancer View Canada is an online community for patients, survivors, friends and family, and health care professionals connecting them to online services, information and resources for cancer control. Controlling cancer starts with prevention.
Canadian Partnership Against Cancer
The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer is an independent organization funded by the federal government to accelerate action on cancer control for all Canadians. Reducing the risk of developing cancer and other chronic diseases is the cornerstone of cancer control and a priority of the Partnership.
Carex Canada is a national surveillance project that estimates the number of Canadians exposed to substances associated with cancer in workplace and community environments. These estimates provide support for targeting exposure reduction strategies and cancer prevention programs.
Canadian Cancer Society
The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) is a national, community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is eradicating cancer and enhancing the quality of life of people living with cancer. Cancer prevention starts with healthy living. Live well – learn more about healthy lifestyle choices you can make to reduce your risk. Be aware – find out what you can do to stop cancer early; know the facts about environmental and other risks. Get involved – find out how you can join the fight.
Provincial Cancer Agencies
Cancer prevention information and programs provided by other Canadian cancer agencies.
- British Columbia Cancer Agency
- CancerCare Manitoba
- Cancer Care Ontario
- Cancer Care Nova Scotia
World Health Organization
The World Health Organization states that prevention offers the most cost-effective long-term strategy for the control of cancer. Cancer prevention should be planned and implemented in the context of other chronic disease prevention programs given the shared risk factors with chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
American Cancer Society
Healthy living information and programs to help people of all ages stay healthy and reduce their cancer risk. This site also contains interactive tools, quizzes and videos to help you learn more ways to reduce your risk for cancer or to find it early.
National Cancer Institute (United States)
Information on cancer prevention (including prevention information for specific cancers), cancer genetics, and behaviours, exposures and other factors that can influence the risk of cancer.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Division of Cancer Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control (United States) works with national cancer organizations, state health agencies, and other key groups to develop, implement and promote effective strategies for preventing and controlling cancer.