Proclamation No. 1348 of 1974 declares the 3rd week of January as the official National Cancer Consciousness Week to raise public awareness on the dangers of this dreaded disease. This is done through a national education campaign on the treatment and effective control of cancer because some types are preventable and even curable if detected early.
According to the National Nutrition Council of the Philippines, proper nutrition and healthy lifestyle play a key role in reducing the risk factors in getting cancers.
Recognizing the importance of reducing the risks for cancer, listed below are some nutritious and healthy tips to help in cancer prevention: