Being a healthy weight and shape may improve your quality of life, lower the risk of developing heart disease or diabetes, and reduce your risk of cancer coming back.
Measuring your waist circumference on a regular basis is a useful tool to monitor your weight and body shape when you are making healthy changes to your lifestyle.
This fact sheet is one in a series developed for cancer survivors who have finished active treatment. Eating well and maintaining a healthy weight may help lower the chances of some cancers returning and improve overall health.
Download the Waist Measurements fact sheet.
For more fact sheets, see Nutrition and healthy weight fact sheets for cancer survivors.