A risk factor is something that makes your chances of having cancer higher. Some of these can't be changed, such as your genes or your family’s health record. But, many can be changed. Talk to your doctor about the best ways to do this.
Quitting smoking is the biggest step in protecting yourself against most types of cancers. Smoking also hinders your immune system. This means it can take longer to feel better when you’re sick. The sooner you quit smoking, the sooner your body can heal.
Drink in moderation —Drinking too much alcohol is a cause of chronic pancreatitis. This raises the risk of pancreatic cancer. This is 2 drinks or fewer a day for a man and 1 drink or less a day for a woman. Talk to your doctor if you are having trouble controlling how much you drink.
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