Reduce your risk
Have several drink-free days
To cut down your risk, try having several drink-free days per week.Studies show that even small amounts of alcohol can increase the risk of bowel cancer. A study of 500,000 people in 10 European countries found that for every 2 units drunk a day, your risk of bowel cancer goes up by 8%.
Eat well and exercise
Eating well and exercising are key to staying healthy. Eating at least five portions of fresh fruit and vegetables can help protect against cancer, especially mouth, throat, stomach and lung cancers.
Just 30 minutes of activity a day, five days a week, can have a positive effect on your health. Research has shown that it can also reduce the risk of breast, bowel or womb cancer.