NORWALK - The American Society of Clinical Oncology has announced cancer cases in the U.S. are on the rise. 

News 12 spoke with doctors to find out what people can do to cut their chances of developing cancer.

Recent data in the Journal Cancer Research says for starters, getting a good night's sleep can help.

In researching her new book, Dr. Christine Horner found some medicinal foods popular in Asia hold the key to boosting your immune system. Dr. Horner says the Indian spice turmeric, flaxseeds and a mushroom formula called Active Hexose Correlated Compound can inhibit 17 different kinds of cancers.

She also says rigorous exercise can greatly reduce your risk. 

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