Take Control Screening Saves Lives

On this page, you will find information to help you to understand and deal with Cancer.

What Is Cancer Screening? – from the National Cancer Institute Some types of cancer can be found before they cause symptoms. Checking for cancer (or for conditions that may lead to cancer) in people who have no symptoms is called screening. Screening can help doctors find and treat some types of cancer early. Generally, cancer treatment is more effective when the disease is found early. However, not all types of cancer have screening tests and some tests are only for people with specific genetic risks.

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Screening for specific types of cancer
For some types of cancer, research shows that using certain screening tests regularly will reduce deaths from that cancer.
  • Breast Cancer
  • Having a Breast Biopsy
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Colon and Rectal Cancer

Screening for other types of cancer
For other types of cancer, screening methods are in use or being studied, but their ability to reduce the number of deaths from cancer has not been established.
  • Lung Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Other Types of Cancer
  • Learn About Cancer: From the American Cancer Society
  • Staying Healthy to Avoid and Screen for Cancer
  • Find Support and Treatment for Cancer
  • Cancer Information and Materials in Spanish
  • Cancer Topics: From the National Cancer Institute
  • Information on Clinical Trials
Overview of cancer screening and testing
  • Cancer Screening Overview (PDQ®)Information about measuring the effectiveness of cancer screening tests and weighing the evidence from screening research studies.
  • What you Need to Know About™ Cancer: Screening Describes possible risks, screening, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment for cancer.
  • Types of Screening Tests Information about cancer screening and the types of tests used to find cancer.
General information about cancer
  • Preparing for the Death of a Terminally-Ill Loved One
  • How to Create a Peaceful At-Home Hospice for Your Loved OneGiven the option of spending the end of your life in a hospital versus in your own home, what would you choose?
  • What Patients & Families Need to Know about the Advanced Stages of Cancer
  • Cancer Types
  • Living with CancerTips on developing a strategy for managing the illness, asking the right questions of physicians and getting the right professional and personal support.
  • Coping with CancerEmotional and physical issues involved with being or caring for a patient
  • PTSD and Life After CancerCoping with cancer could put you at risk for post-traumatic stress disorder. Here's how to recognize the symptoms and know when to seek help.
  • Surviving with CancerWhat happens after treatment is over
  • Eating Well During and After Your Cancer Treatment This information will help you maintain your nutrition during and after your cancer treatment.
  • Coping With A Child's Illness While You're In RecoveryLearn Coping Methods While Going Through This Difficult Time
  • Lung Cancer AwarenessLung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in both men and women.
  • Mammograms & Breast HealthAn information guide for women.
  • Medicines to Reduce Risk of Breast Cancer

Take control of your health and reduce your cancer risk – from the American Cancer Society

  • Stay away from tobacco.
  • Stay at a healthy weight.
  • Get moving with regular physical activity.
  • Eat healthy with plenty of fruits and vegetables.
  • Limit how much alcohol you drink (if you drink at all).
  • Protect your skin.
  • Know yourself, your family history, and your risks.
  • Have regular check-ups and cancer screening tests

Understanding Cancer Treatments
  • Screening for Cancer