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Making a few healthy choices can reduce your risk of cancer.

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Men

  • 1Be proud to say “Kiss me, I don’t smoke”. Quit and stay smoke-free. If you need a little help visit quitnow.ca
  • 2When was the last time you had your butt checked out? Get screened for colorectal cancer if you are over 50.
  • 3A new item for your ‘honey-do’ list… check your home for cancer causing substances, visit myonething.ca for help to eliminate or reduce your exposure.
  • 4Lose the couch potato physique and get ripped. You can start slowly, with just 5 minutes a day and build up until you reach at least 30 minutes every day of moderate activity. (Sex counts!)
  • 5While it’s great to substitute fish for red or processed meat at least once a week, it’s best not to drink like one!
  • 6Sunscreen is good for your health. Use broad spectrum SPF 15 or higher and reduce your exposure between 11 am and 4 pm.
  • 7There is only one fruit in the world with its seeds on the outside. Can you guess which one? Strawberries. Eat 7 – 10 servings of fruits and vegetables to maintain good health.
  • 8They’re dangly and they follow you wherever you go. Ensure you have no lumps, bumps, or pain by checking your testicles often.
  • 9What’s as big as a football and hangs out below your ribs? No, not your belly (we hope). Give your liver some love. Keep it to less than 2 drinks a day.
  • 10A plan can help reduce your cancer risk. It’s easier than you think. Get started with just one thing.

Women

  • 1Ladies, get to know your girls. Talk to your doctor about any changes and get screened for breast cancer if you are over 50.
  • 2Don’t you know, Tanning is Out? Protect your skin from premature aging and skin cancer by wearing hats, sunglasses and sunscreen.
  • 3Eat vegetables and fruit and look good in your birthday suit.
  • 4How can you look 10 years younger? Quit smoking, it’s cheaper than a face lift. Visit quitnow.ca
  • 5A great reason to go out dancing! You can reduce your cancer risk by increasing your physical activity. Build up an extra 5 minutes a day until you reach at least 30 minutes of moderate activity.
  • 6Pap test… no woman likes it, everyone woman needs it. Get screened.
  • 7Everybody poops. So don’t be embarrassed - get your butt checked by your doctor. Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death in women. Get screened if you are over 50.
  • 8The left boob is usually larger than the right. Whatever your size or age, know what is normal for your body and be aware of any changes. It could save your life.
  • 9Why not plan a mocktail party for your next girls’ night out? Drink less than 1 alcoholic drink a day.
  • 10A plan can help reduce your cancer risk. It’s easier than you think. Get started with just one thing.

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