Healthy lifestyles

Icon of a man hiking up a hill to indicate healthy lifestyle.We know that making positive lifestyle changes can significantly reduce your risk of cancer.  


Being overweight, physically inactive or having a poor diet can contribute to a variety of cancers. Alcohol can increase the risks of many cancers. The NSW Cancer Plan promotes physical activity and healthy eating, and encourages the reduction of alcohol intake.

Hepatitis B and C are a focus of the NSW Cancer Plan, with strategies to help reduce the prevalence of the virus across the state. Hepatitis B and C are a leading cause of primary liver cancer.

NSW Cancer Plan actions

The indicators below are used to track and report on the progress of this objective

  • Physical activity by adults
  • Alcohol drinking in adults