Nutrition and Physical Activity for Cancer Prevention

Authoring Organization

Publication Month/Year

January 26, 2012

Last Updated Month/Year

January 16, 2023

Document Type


External Publication Status


Country of Publication


Document Objectives

The ACS publishes Nutrition and Physical Activity Guidelines to advise health care professionals, policymakers, and the general public about dietary and other lifestyle practices that reduce cancer risk. This report summarizes the findings and is intended to present health care providers with the best possible information with which to help cancer survivors and their families make informed choices related to nutrition and physical activity. 

Inclusion Criteria

Female, Male, Adolescent, Adult, Child, Older adult

Health Care Settings

Ambulatory, Home health, Long term care

Intended Users

Dietician nutritionist, nurse, nurse practitioner, physician, physician assistant


Counseling, Assessment and screening, Rehabilitation, Prevention, Management

Diseases/Conditions (MeSH)

D055088 - Early Detection of Cancer, D000073116 - Cancer Survivors, D044623 - Nutrition Therapy, D015596 - Nutrition Assessment, D010809 - Physical Fitness, D000067108 - Direct-To-Consumer Screening and Testing


nutrition, physical activity, physical therapy, cancer screening, preventive care