Listen At least one third of cancers in Australia are preventable. There are 7 lifestyle changes than can help cut your cancer risk. Find cancer early In most cases the earlier a cancer is diagnosed and treated the better the outcome. Limit alcohol Drinking alcohol increases the risk of developing cancer of the bowel, mouth, pharynx, larynx, oesophagus, liver and breast. Maintain a healthy weight Being overweight or obese increases the risk of 13 different types of cancer. Eat a healthy diet A healthy balanced diet can cut cancer risk and help you maintain a healthy weight. Be physically active Regular physical activity can reduce the risk of some cancers such as bowel cancer and breast cancer. Be SunSmart Protecting yourself from the sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation will help reduce your risk of skin cancer. Quit smoking Tobacco smoke is made up of thousands of carcinogens, or chemicals that are known to cause cancer. I'm concerned about my family history It is not uncommon for several members of the same family to develop cancer though in most cases the cancers will be unrelated. Busting myths Your questions answered Translated resources Information is available in other languages. Cancer prevention sessions Prevention sessions for workplaces, community groups, sporting groups, culturally and linguistically diverse groups and education settings.