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Preventing Cancer: Learn Your Risk and How to Lower It

         

Nov. 19, 2007 — Preventing cancer seems like a daunting task. News stories about new research and the latest fad diets often seem to give conflicting information. In this episode of Cancer Connection, Siteman Cancer Center associate director of Prevention and Control, Graham Colditz, MD, DrPH, talks about basic steps anyone can take to lower their risk of cancer. Dr. Colditz also discusses yourdiseaserisk.wustl.edu, a website where users can evaluate their risk for for cancer and other diseases based on their habits and diet. The website goes a step beyond just providing risk assessments and povides simple, personalized tips for lowering your risk.

 

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