This year, more than 1.5 million people are estimated to be diagnosed with cancer. Even more grim is the fact that half of cancer deaths stem from preventable causes. In recognition of World Cancer Day, which pushes positive and proactive approaches to fighting cancer, HuffPost Live took a look at the things that you can do to lower your risk.
While putting down the cigarettes is one aspect of cancer prevention, Dr. Margaret Cuomo told HuffPost Live on Tuesday that regulating one's diet and exercise habits should be part of the equation. For starters, she recommended a plant-based diet.
"Look at your plate as a round circle ... and divide it into two-thirds whole grains, vegetables and fruits, and a third lean protein. That could be poultry, it could be fish," she said.