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|Cancer Prevention Starts in Childhood|
|Kids & Teens|
|Written by Centers for Disease Control|
|Wednesday, 19 August 2009 08:47|
Reduce your children's risk of getting many types of cancer later in life. Start by helping them adopt a healthy lifestyle with good eating habits and plenty of exercise to keep a healthy weight. Then follow the tips below to help prevent specific types of cancer.
Just a few serious sunburns can increase your child's risk of skin cancer later in life. Kids don't have to be at the beach to get too much sun. Their skin needs protection from the sun's harmful UV rays whenever they're outdoors.
To protect yourself and your family—
Seek shade, especially during midday hours.
Major Causes of Lung Cancer
In 2007, half of high school students reported that they had at least tried smoking. One in five high school students was a current smoker.
Talk to your children about why you don't want them to smoke.
Secondhand smoke. Smoke from other people's cigarettes ("secondhand" smoke) can cause lung cancer. There is no safe level of secondhand smoke for nonsmokers. Don't expose your children to secondhand tobacco smoke.
In your own home, establish a smoke-free policy.Quote this article on your site
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Cancer Prevention Starts in Childhood
Wednesday, 19 August 2009
Reduce your children's risk of getting many types of cancer later in life. Start by helping them adopt a healthy lifestyle with good eating habits...
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