Some cancers are linked to obesity and being overweight, including: colorectal cancer, post-menopausal breast cancer, endometrial cancer, esophageal cancer, kidney cancer, pancreatic cancer, gallbladder cancer, liver cancer, and thyroid cancer.

Eating better and moving more can help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight. There are many little changes you can make in your life with little or no cost to you. Learn more about how to do this on our Mass in Motion website.

Personal choices are just part of the equation. Where you live, and what you have access to, can impact your ability to make healthy choices. That’s why the Department of Public Health is working with communities across the state to make the healthy choice the easier choice wherever people live, learn, work, and play. Check out what’s happening in your community to learn about healthy markets, healthy dining options and where you can be active right where you live and work.

It’s becoming increasingly clear that eating better and moving more are important for many reasons, including reducing your risk for cancer. But in the fight against cancer, it’s also important to get regular checkups with a healthcare provider, to know your body, and to see your healthcare provider if you’re experiencing something that’s not normal for you. To learn more about cancer and cancer screenings, visit Comprehensive Cancer Prevention and Control.


This information is provided by the Department of Public Health.