FIND OUT HOW TO REDUCE YOUR RISK OF
In 2016, about 18,800 people in alberta were told they have cancer. The number of new cancer cases in Alberta has been increasing for the last 30 years, and is expected to continue to increase - unless we take action, together.2
Experts agree, that about 4 in every 10 cancers in Alberta are linked to factors that we can change. That's about 6,100 cancer cases that we could prevent each year, if we work together on the things that we know cause cancer, and are within our ability to effect.1
Some types of cancer cannot be prevented at all, but some are linked to modifiable risk factors. This means that some cancers are more preventable than others. Select a cancer above to find out what actions you can take to reduce your risk. Find out how preventable common cancers are - and ways to reduce your risk.
Disclaimer: only those risk factors that are linked to preventable cancers in adults 30 years of age or older, and are within an individual's ability to impact are discussed on this website.
Learn more about cancers that are not linked to these risk factors.
ALBERTA RISK FACTOR INFOGRAPHIC
Some types of cancer are more preventable than others. This infographic shows the cancers in Alberta that could be prevented if we work together.
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