Cancer Prevention and Screening

Cancer can strike anyone at anytime, thus, routine cancer screening and prevention is necessary so that the disease can be caught early and eradicated. Screening means to check the body for cancer before symptoms arise.  Screening might include a mammogram (to check for breast cancer), a Pap smear (to check for cervical cancer) or a colonoscopy (to check for colon cancer). There are dozens of other exams to screen for other known cancers. Prevention is equally important. A person can help reduce the risk of cancer by implementing a healthy diet and exercise program, eliminating smoking, reducing their alcohol intake and protecting themselves from sun exposure.

For more information about cancer prevention and screening, click here:

http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/dcpc/prevention/screening.htm