The European Code against Cancer
||What can I do ?
- Do not smoke. Smokers, stop as quickly as possible and do not
smoke in the presence of others.If you do not smoke, do not try it.
- If you drink alcohol, whether beer, wine or spirits, moderate
- Increase your daily intake of vegetables and fresh fruits. Eat
cereals with a high fibre content frequently.
- Avoid becoming overweight, increase physical activity and limit
intake of fatty foods.
- Avoid excessive exposure to the sun and avoid sunburn especially
- Apply strictly regulations aimed at preventing any exposure to
known cancer-causing substances. Follow all health and safety instructions on substances
which may cause cancer.
- See your doctor if you notice a lump, a sore which does not heal
(including in the mouth), a mole which changes in shape, size or colour, or any abnormal
- See your doctor if you have persistent problems, such as a
persistent cough, persistent hoarseness, a change in bowel or urinary habits or an
unexplained weight loss.
- For women: Have a cervical smear regularly. Participate in
organised screening programmes for cervical cancer.
- For women: Check your breasts regularly. Participate in
organised mammographic screening programmes if you are over 50
Back to the European Code Against Cancer
This information is provided by DGV of the European Community
and has been made available for TeleSCAN by the Netherlands Cancer Institute.
Date last modified: 12-1-1996. Copyright Reserved.