Balanced Lifestyle

Help Your Health

A balanced lifestyle will reduce your cancer risk and includes making smart food choices; doing regular exercise; maintaining a healthy weight; avoiding tobacco, alcohol and other known cancer-causing agents (carcinogens).

A recent study (by the World Cancer Research Fund International) has confirmed the link between obesity and 11 cancers. CANSA encourages the public to lower their sugar intake. High sugar consumption elevates insulin levels, it increases kilojoule intake without any nutrient value, and indirectly increases cancer risk by promoting obesity. It is also important to take note of food labels and be a smart shopper.

Knowing your family’s medical history, going for regular health checks and cancer screening is also strongly advised.

  • Eat and Drink Smart
  • Be Active and Monitor Weight
  • Avoid Carcinogens
  • Detect Cancer Early
Adopt a Balanced Lifestyle

Live Smart – Reduce Your Cancer Risk

Watch Slide Show – Tips on How to Live a Balanced Lifestyle:

Click here for slideshow & pdf: English | Afrikaans

Has Cancer Touched Your Life?

Cancer affects one in four South Africans, through diagnosis of family, friends, colleagues or self.

We want you to know that you are not alone and that we would like to support you and your loved ones, regardless of how cancer has touched your life.

Find info & online resources to help you fight cancer and please read more about CANSA’s Holistic Care & Support which is offered at our CANSA Care Centres countrywide.