Cancer prevention tips
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Establishing healthy habits now for your child or teen can help lower their risk of developing cancer as an adult. Start today with these easy tips:

  • Eat a healthy diet- Choose lots of fruits, veggies and whole grains. 
  • Don't smoke and avoid secondhand smoke- Visit for tips and guidelines. 
  • Use sunscreen, wear sun-safe clothes and avoid tanning beds. 
  • Get moving- Take trips to the playground, go for walks in your neighborhood or play a sport. 
  • Protect against HPV- Get girls and boys vaccinated against cancer-causing HPV around 11 or 12.
  • Avoid too much screen time- Limit tablet, phone and computer use to less than two hours daily.
  • Keep track of weight- Know the healthy growth ranges for your child.


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