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Feb 1 2017
Protect All the Skin You’re In Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, yet most skin cancers can be prevented. Every year, there are 63,000 new cases of and 9,000 deaths from melanoma—the deadliest form of skin cancer. Ultraviolet (UV) exposure is the most common cause of skin cancer. A new CDC study shows that the majority of Americans are not using sunscreen regularly...
Feb 1 2017
Prevent Cervical Cancer with the Right Test at the Right Time Screening tests can find abnormal cells so they can be treated before they turn into cancer. The Pap test looks for changes in cells on the cervix that could turn into cancer if left untreated. The human papillomavirus (HPV) test looks for the virus that causes these cell changes. The only cancer the Pap test screens for is...
Feb 1 2017
Drinking alcohol raises the risk of some cancers. Drinking any kind of alcohol can contribute to cancers of the mouth and throat, larynx (voice box), esophagus, colon and rectum, liver, and breast (in women). The less alcohol you drink, the lower the risk of cancer. Click here for more info on cancer prevention
Feb 1 2017
You can reduce your risk of getting cancer by making healthy choices like keeping a healthy weight, avoiding tobacco, limiting the amount of alcohol you drink, and protecting your skin. Avoiding Tobacco Cigarette Smoking Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death, and cigarette smoking causes almost all cases. Compared to nonsmokers, current smokers are about 25 times more likely to die...
Feb 1 2017
What Is Cancer? Cancer is a term used for diseases in which abnormal cells divide without control and can invade other tissues. Cancer cells can spread to other parts of the body through the blood and lymph systems. Cancer is not just one disease, but many diseases. There are more than 100 kinds of cancer. For more information, visit the National Cancer Institute’s What Is Cancer? How...

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