Reduce your chances of getting bowel cancer

Eat healthily
Try to get your 5-a-day. So eat more vegetables and fruit, fish, and wholegrain foods. Eat less tally foods like cakes and pastries and fewer processed meats like bacon and ham.

Cut down on alcohol
Drinking too much alcohol can lead to a number of health problems and is linked with bowel cancer. By drinking less, you’ll reduce your health risks.

Look after yourself
Keep active. Swim, cycle, go dancing … the more you do, the better. Even walking to your local shops instead 0f laking the car can make a difference.

Stop smoking
It’s never too late to quit. Giving up will lower your risk of getting bowel cancer. There’s plenty of help and support available from the NHS.

Visit smokefree.nhs.uk or call 0800 169 0169

Unclear on anything? Visit nhs.uk/bowelcancer

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