Healthy Father's Day Wishes

Cancer risks reduction ideas to share with dad

/ Author:  / Reviewed by: Joseph V. Madia, MD

(RxWiki News) Fathers around America are being celebrated June 17th. In addition to wishing them a happy Father's Day, dailyRx and 1-800-Oncologist wish for them a healthy Father's Day.

There are lots of ways for men to stay healthy and reduce their risks of the top cancers -- skin cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer and colorectal cancer.

"Stay healthy, Dad - one day at a time."

So what can dads do to stay in tip-top shape and avoid dealing with the crazy C?

These tips aren't just appropriate for cancer avoidance; they're great for overall fitness and wellness.

So here we go. Dads, please -

  • If you do smoke, please, please give it up.
  • Smokers, please call 1-800-Quit-Now for help quitting once and for all.
  • Try adding more fresh fruits and vegetables to your diet.
  • Eat lots of colors from the garden.
  • Limit red meats, pork or lamb to once or twice a week.
  • Try leaving the high fat stuff alone - the hot dogs, bacon, the processed meats.
  • Go easy on the high-fat dairy products like cheese.
  • Move. Start at five minutes a day and move up from there.
  • Strive for 30-45 minutes of physical activity every day.
  • Talk to your doctor about what cancer screenings are appropriate for you.
  • Plan to have your first colorectal cancer test at age 50.

Here's wishing the men in your life a happy, healthy Father's Day this Sunday and for many years to come. 

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Review Date: 
June 15, 2012
Last Updated:
October 26, 2012