Doctors Reveal 15 Things You Should Never Do If You Want to Avoid Getting Cancer

More than 1.6 million people are diagnosed with cancer each year in the United States. Close to 600,000 die yearly from the disease. Although factors like environment and genetics can play a role in cancer, there are also a lot of factors that are within our control. Experts suggest these are the things you should never do if you want to reduce your cancer risk as much as possible.

Don’t sweat the small things

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Make sure to keep your stress levels as low as possible. | iStock.com/Catalin Rusnac

If you let your stress levels get too high, you risk lowering your body’s ability to fight off certain infections or diseases, such as cancer. Your immune system needs to be at its strongest in order to compete with cancer cells. Make sure to practice mindfulness if you’re stressed at work, and remember not to sweat the small things.

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