The latest statistics from Cancer Research UK has shown that more than four in 10 cancers could be prevented if we led healthier lives.
Smoking and unhealthy diets are the two biggest avoidable risks. figures show.
If people cut down on alcohol and take up more exercise, they would considerably reduce their chances of getting cancer. Researchers looked at figures from 2007 to 2011 and saw that 145,000 cases of cancer were linked to unhealthy diets containing too much processed food.
Alcohol was the cause of over 62,000 cases and smoking made up more than 300,000.
Cancer Research UK is urging people to consider these finding when making their New Year resolutions and to use the help and advice available via campaigns such as Dry January, Change4Life and Smokefree.