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BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 15 October 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g6244

New advice on cancer prevention: The International Agency for Research on Cancer’s new code on fighting cancer recommends 12 lifestyle measures to boost cancer prevention.1 These include avoiding tobacco, alcohol, and excessive sun exposure; maintaining a healthy body weight; and being physically active. It also recommends screening for bowel, breast, and cervical cancer; vaccination against human papillomavirus; breast feeding; and limiting the use of hormone replacement therapy. It also advises reducing levels of radon radiation in …

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