7 Ways to Lower Your Risk of Cancer

With 80,000 chemicals in use in the United States (with little research into their long-term safety), here are some simple ways to help keep your family safe.

October 21, 2013

A World Without Cancer

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How to prevent cancer...that's the billion-dollar question everyone wants to answer. Although the cancer death rate has dropped nearly 1 percent a year since 1990 and the American Cancer Society estimates that by 2015 the total number of cancer deaths will be 23 percent lower than it was 25 years earlier, there's still much work to be done to truly eradicate the threat of this disease--to actually prevent it.

We turned to board-certified radiologist Margaret I. Cuomo, MD, author of A World without Cancer, to learn how to reduce exposure to harmful chemicals that have ties to cancer. Of course, these steps don't provide a bulletproof shield guaranteeing that you'll never get cancer, but with 80,000 chemicals now sold in the United States--many of them cancer promoting--they can help protect your and your family.

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