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Explore practical tools that you can use to protect you and your family in the fight against cancer.


Cancer Prevention

Lower the chances of getting cancer for you and your family


Breast Cancer
Knowing your cancer risk and being proactive about your health may help you take steps to lower your risk for getting breast or ovarian cancer, or find it at an early stage!


CDC Breast Cancer Video
This CDC video shares the importance of genetic counseling as a method of cancer prevention for those with a family history of breast or ovarian cancer. Hear Jackie's story and the actions she took to prevent cancer.


Cervical Cancer
Screening tests can find abnormal cells so they can be treated before they turn into cancer.


Cancer and Obesity
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) bring to light how overweight and obesity can increase risk for cancer. Overweight and obesity are associated with at least 13 types of cancer. Avoiding tobacco and keeping a healthy weight are some of the most important factors to lowering cancer risk. Check out some ways communities can provide support to help people get to and keep a healthy weight.


HPV Vaccination May Reduce Oral HPV Infections that are Associated with a Form of Head and Neck Cancer


Bug Your Doc-Get 3 Shots!


Men & Cancer
Healthy eating, physical activity and being lean reduces the risk of the most common cancers that affect men


CDC African-American Men and Lung Cancer Awareness Sheet

According to the CDC, African-American men have the highest rates of lung cancer in the U.S. Smoking causes most lung cancers. There is no safe way to smoke and when someone smokes around people, everyone smokes! Secondhand smoke can cause lung cancer and other health problems for people who have never smoked, including children. Risk for lung cancer goes down when a person quits smoking. It’s never too late to quit.

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Cancer Screening

Find cancer early when it is easier to treat


Cancer Survivorship

Maximize quality of life for you or your loved ones while battling and living with cancer



 

Targeted Therapy to Treat Cancer

Targeted therapy is the foundation of precision medicine. It is a type of cancer treatment that targets the  changes in cancer cells that help them grow, divide, and spread.

Visit https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/types/targeted-therapies  to learn more about Targeted Therapy.

"Targeted Therapy to Treat Cancer was originally published by the National Cancer Institute.”

 


 

Newsletter

CDC Breast Cancer Video
In this CDC video, breast cancer survivor, Carlotta shares the importance of being your own advocate. Watch the video to see a glimpse of her journey from diagnosis to survivorship.


 

Breast Cancer Survivors
There are 3.1 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S.


 

6 Tips for Cancer Survivors

This infographic shares tips to stay healthy as a cancer survivor. Visit https://www.cancer.org/latest-news/special-coverage/national-cancer-survivors-day.html to find out what more you can do to stay well after cancer.

 

 


 

3 Ways to Prevent Infection

Some types of cancer and treatments increase the risk of infection in cancer patients. According to the CDC, each year in the United States, 60,000 cancer patients are hospitalized because their low white blood cell count led to a serious infection. One in 14 of these patients dies. This infographic shares 3 ways to help to prevent infection in cancer patients.

Visit https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/dcpc/resources/features/preventinfections/index.htm to learn how to prevent infections in cancer patients from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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