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https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=69&v=4PW9-tLdF-c In this video from the American Cancer Society, the organization debunks some of the most popular myths associated with preventing cancer. MORE: Here are six types of exercise you could try with breast cancer. Many people believe there isn't much you can do to prevent cancer and that it's part of one big genetic lottery. However, Registered Dietitian Colleen Doyle explains there are things you can do to reduce your chances of developing cancer like quitting smoking, eating a well-balanced diet and maintaining a healthy weight. There are others who believe that eating certain superfoods and drinking green tea and coffee will reduce your risk of cancer, but there aren't any studies that back up claims that any one type of food will help prevent the disease. MORE: Eleven crucial things no one tells you about breast cancer.