Prevention involves behaviours and physical conditions that can lower a person’s risk of cancer. It is estimated that nearly 50% of cancers can be prevented through healthy eating and active living, as well as through regular cancer screening and the implementation of health-promoting policies.
“Prevention requires responsibility of all, including patients. Being proactive is important - the patients become part of their own healthcare team. Feeling like you are contributing (within limits of course) makes patients feel empowered and contributing to their overall positive outcome.”
Patient/Family advisor (Anonymous)