We all know the cancer prevention basics – eat well, exercise and don’t smoke – but these ways to prevent cancer may surprise you…

Since Monday, 4 February, is World Cancer Day, we thought we’d explore some unusual ways to help prevent cancer.

If you think that you’ve heard all there is to know about cancer prevention, we hope that some of these tips will surprise you…

1.  See a dentist

Book that dentist appointment. Research has found that looking after your dental health can help protect you from cancer.

This is according to research that linked the same bacteria that causes gum disease to pancreatic cancer.

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In another study of 70 000 Finns over 10 years, gum disease was linked to cancer mortality with pancreatic cancer having an especially strong link to mortality.

good dental health may help protect you from cancer

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