Here are some things to consider doing. Some items may not be applicable to you.



  • Eat and drink a healthy diet including:
    • Fruits and vegetables
    • Garlic
    • Tomato-based foods
    • Orange juice
    • Pasta
  • Reduce consumption of fat
  • Exercise
  • Don’t use tobacco
  • Maintain a healthy body weight
  • Avoid harmful use of alcohol
  • Get vaccinated against HPV and hepatitis B if you belong to a group for which vaccination is recommended
  • Avoid ultraviolet radiation (which primarily results from exposure to the sun and artificial tanning devices)
  • Ensure safe and appropriate use of radiation in health care (for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes)
  • Minimize occupational exposure to ionizing radiation
  • Reduce exposure to outdoor air pollution and indoor air pollution, including radon (a radioactive gas produced from the natural decay of uranium, which can accumulate in buildings — homes, schools and workplaces)


For head, neck, abdomen, chest, prostate, etc.:

  • Ask your doctor about proton radiation therapy (focused beams)


Thanks for reading!