You can take steps to fight cancer | Guest

Americans spent billions – yes, billions of dollars on flowers, chocolates, jewelry and other gifts this past Valentine’s Day to express their love to family and friends.

But perhaps a longer lasting way of expressing our love for those in our lives would be to share our knowledge of cancer prevention throughout the year.

An estimated 600,920 men and women in the United States will die from cancer this year with 1,290 deaths expected in North Dakota alone. But up to 50 percent of cancer diagnoses and 50 percent of cancer deaths could be prevented with the knowledge we have right now. Exercising, avoiding tobacco, getting recommended screenings and eating a healthy diet are just some of the ways you can incorporate cancer prevention into your daily life.

Exercise. One-third of all new cancer diagnoses in the United States are related to…

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