7 Ways You Can Lower Your Cancer Risk

Practice safe sex.

The human papillomavirus (HPV) can lead to cervical cancer, and infection with hepatitis C can lead to liver cancer. Both of these infections can be acquired through unsafe sexual practices, particularly sex with multiple partners. For more information about HPV vaccinations and other ways to protect yourself against these and other sexually transmitted diseases, speak with your physician, call your local Planned Parenthood, or visit the nonprofit American Social Health Association online.
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