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Do you know what the second leading cause of death is in the United States? Cancer!

Cancer has the characteristic of developing abnormal cells that have the ability to spread and destroy body tissue throughout your body. Survival rates are improving for many types of cancers, but the question many people ask is: Will I get cancer?

Improve your risk of keeping cancer away through 12 simple tips from SELF Magazine.

Here are a few simple ways to keep cancer away:

1. Sleep More

People who logged fewer than six hours a night were 50 percent more likely to develop colon cancer than those who had more than seven hours.

2. Make A Date

Whether you go on a date with your husband/wife or with the best friends, having social activity besides on Twitter or Facebook  will help you take care of yourself. Taking care of yourself is key to staying healthy.

3. Brush Your Teeth

The more you brush your teeth, the better. Poor dental hygiene can increase gingvitis which increases inflammation. Later on, high levels of inflammation can cause oral cancer. Show off your beautiful smile without the stinky breath!

Check out more of the 12 simple ways to ward off cancer here!

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