The Defender

Give us a few minutes and we'll show you how to reduce your cancer risk. The Defender: Presented by Sleep Number.


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Take the Quiz

Okay, (Name) Let's get your stats. Age?

What's your Gender?

  • male
  • female
Choose your gender at birth so your results are medically accurate.

What race do you most identify with?

  • White/Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)
  • Black/African-American
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Asian American/Pacific Islander
  • American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • Other/Prefer not to answer

Has anyone in your immediate family had any of these cancers?

(Select all that apply)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Colon or Rectal Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • I don't know
  • No

What's your take on tobacco?

(Select all that apply)
  • No way, never smoked
  • I'm a bona fide quitter
  • I smoke
  • I use chew or dip

How often do you drink alcohol?

  • I drink often
  • I drink rarely
  • I don't drink

On a typical day how much do you sit?

Car, Office Chair, Recliner

How much moderate activity do you do weekly?

Bike, Walking, Lawn Mower
Moderate Activity

How often do you work up a sweat every week?

Dumbell, Treadmill, Jump Rope
Vigorous Activity

How much fruit do you eat in a day?

Banana, Apple, Watermelon
1/2 cup = the size of a tennis ball

How many veggies are on your daily menu?

Carrot, Mushroom, Broccoli
1/2 cup = the size of a tennis ball

Which do you eat more often?

  • Hamburger, Processed Meat Red & Processed Meats
  • Chicken, Fish Lean meats, chicken, & fish
  • I'm a vegetarian

Last question, (Name)! When would you wear sun protection?

(Select all that apply)
  • Sunny Day Sunny
  • Cloudy Day Cloudy
  • Cold Day Cold
  • Never Never

Your Results

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Quick Stats


Statistics Chart

Nice work answering those questions, (Name). Now let's get you on track to reducing your cancer risk.

For starters, you should know that 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Sounds harsh, right? But it’s exactly why you should be doing what you can to lower your cancer risk. So let’s get to it.

For starters, you should know that nearly 1 in 2 men will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Sounds harsh, right? But it’s exactly why you should be doing what you can to lower your cancer risk. So let’s get to it.

MVP Tips

Here are your Most Valuable Prevention Tips. Based on your answers, we put together the top things you can do – starting right now – to promote your overall well-being and help reduce your cancer risk, or find it early, when it’s easier to treat.

To keep your results, download them now. We’re not storing any of your data, so once you leave this page, you’ll have to retake the quiz to see your results.

More Health Promotion and Cancer Prevention Plays

Based on the information you gave us, here are a few more things to keep in mind as you work to improve your well-being, live a healthier lifestyle, and reduce your cancer risk.


    Still, have questions? Find out what you need to know about reducing your risk for cancer and understanding screening tests that can find it early right here.


    Is coffee linked to cancer? Should you eat more fish? What about organic foods? Get answers in our diet and cancer FAQ.


    The American Cancer Society has screening guidelines – so you know when to get screened and for what types of cancer, based on your age, gender, race, and family history.


    Since skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the US, you should know as much as possible about protecting yourself and spotting skin changes that need a doctor’s attention.

  • Get plenty of sleep

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) says adults need 7-8 hours of sleep each night to stay in good mental and physical health, promote quality of life, and avoid an increased risk of injury. Yet, 1 in 3 American Adults do not get healthy amounts of sleep. Here, you can learn tips for getting a good night’s sleep.

Have questions about your results? Call us anytime at 1-800-227-2345

Thank you

Sleep Number is leading the way in sleep science

The powerhouse partnership between American Cancer Society and Sleep Number kicked off in February 2022 with the announcement of a landmark study on the connections between cancer and sleep.

Over a period of six years, 13+ billion hours of Sleep Number 360® smart bed data will be analyzed alongside data from ongoing cancer prevention studies. The goal is to determine the influence of quality sleep on reducing cancer risk and improving outcomes for cancer patients and survivors.

"When people face a cancer diagnosis, one of the most common barriers to receiving timely, high-quality care is actually access to lodging," said Dr. Arif Kamal, Chief Patient Officer, American Cancer Society.

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