Healthy lifestyle

Leading a healthy lifestyle can help you reduce your risk of cancer by up to 50 per cent. Find out about healthy lifestyle below.

Have you got any questions about cancer? Call our Cancer Nurseline freephone 1800 200 700.

Diet and cancer

Eating a healthy diet helps to reduce your risk of cancer. Find out more about diet and cancer here.

Looking for information about red or processed meat? Read our FAQs here.

Body weight and cancer

Being overweight increases your risk of many illnesses, including cancer. Find out more about body weight and cancer here.

Be SunSmart and reduce your risk of skin cancer

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in Ireland, with most cases are caused by UV rays from the sun. Learn how to be SunSmart.

Half of all smokers die from smoking related diseases. Get lots of information to help you quit smoking.

Being physically active can help to reduce your risk of cancer. Find out more about physical activity and cancer here.

Get informed about actions that you can take today for you and your family to reduce your risk of cancer.

There are three free screening programmes run by the National Cancer Screening service. Find out lots more information about cancer screening in Ireland.

Get informed about the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), its link to many cancers and how to reduce your risk with the HPV vaccine. Learn more about HPV

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