Understanding Cancer

Preventing Cancer

Do not smoke cigarettes/ cigars/ bidis/ chillams/ hookahs.

Do not consume chewing tobacco/ khaini/ gutka/ pan masala.

Maintain a healthy weight.

Exercise regularly.

Maintain a healthy diet with high fruit and vegetable intake

Avoid alcohol

Vaccinate against Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) and the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)

Use contraceptives during sexual intercourse to prevent against HPV infection

Avoid indoor smoke from household use of solid fuels (eg: cooking on woodfire stove/ chula

Reduce exposure to ionizing radiation (occupational or medical diagnostic imaging).

Reduce exposure to ultraviolet radiation.

Protect against urban air pollution