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.
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.
Overview of cancer screening and testing
General information about 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

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