Our risk of being diagnosed with certain cancers can be dramatically reduced — if not prevented — simply by making healthy choices. Here’s how to start: Eat right, stay active and don’t smoke. There. You’ve already struck cancer down in half!

Here’s another tip: get cancer screenings. Don’t wait. Screenings can help detect some cancers early. Oh, and because skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States (that applies directly to those of us in agriculture who spend a lot of time outdoors), don’t mess around. Make sunscreen your new best friend.

More than 1.6 million people are diagnosed with cancer annually in the United States. Whether it’s ourselves, our parents, a neighbor or a coworker, each of us has a cancer story. No one should fight alone.

The American Cancer Society has Cancer Screen Guidelines to help guide you when you talk with your doctor.

Just being aware of cancer threats isn’t enough. Put on your shield and take action!

Learn more about our Sowing Seeds of Hope campaign where we are fighting cancer one unit at a time.

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