Physical Activity and Cancer

Being physically active lowers your risk for developing several commonly occurring cancers.

Regular physical activity helps lower cancer risks for your bladder, breast, colon, endometrium, esophagus, kidney, lung and stomach

Regular Physical Activity Helps Lower Your Cancer Risk

Picture of body identifying 8 cancers for which regular physical activity can help reduce risk.

  • Bladder
  • Breast
  • Colon
  • Endometrium (innermost lining layer of the uterus)
  • Esophagus
  • Kidney
  • Lung
  • Stomach

Source: Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, 2nd edition (Chapter 2, page 32) pdf icon[PDF-15.2MB]external icon

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