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How can I decrease my risk of having stomach cancer?

Most risk factors for stomach cancer, such as family history, cannot be prevented. However, people can do the following to help decrease their cancer risk:
  • Quit smoking. Quitting smoking or chewing tobacco can decrease the risk of developing cancer.
  • Control weight. Maintaining a healthy weight with a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables, and exercising regularly, can help prevent cancer.

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