Prevention & Screening
Information about cancer screening recommendations and prevention tips.
Cancer Screening in Men Under Age 40
General cancer screening recommendations for men under age 40.
Cancer Screening in Men Over Age 40
General cancer screening recommendations for men over age 40.
Cancer Screening in Women Over Age 50
General cancer screening recommendations for women over age 50.
Cancer Screening in Women Under Age 50
General cancer screening recommendations for women under age 50.
How Your Dental Visit Can Prevent or Detect Cancer
You may not think of your routine dental visit as a cancer screening test, but, in part, it is. Dentists and dental hygienists examine your mouth, tongue and surrounding tissue much more closely than you do and are most often the people who find pre-cancerous or cancerous lesions in early stages of growth.
What is Chemoprevention?
The term "chemoprevention" refers to efforts to prevent or delay the development of cancer by taking medicines, vitamins or other agents. Chemoprevention is most often used in breast, colon and prostate cancers.
Vaccines and Cancer Prevention
An oncogenic virus (or oncovirus) is a virus that causes cancer. These include HIV, HPV (Human Papilloma Viruses), herpes viruses, hepatitis B and C viruses, Epstein Barr Virus and retroviruses. In the case of HPV and hepatitis, there are vaccines available to prevent infection with these viruses.
Did You Know... The Facts About Cancer Prevention?
Cancer Screening Tests: The Basics
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Frequently Asked Questions
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