Screening & Prevention
Millions of people in the United States have had or are living with cancer—and more are diagnosed every day.
But there is good news. The American Cancer Society reports that more than half of all cancer deaths could be prevented by making healthy choices—such as not smoking, staying at a healthy weight, eating right and keeping active. In fact, making these healthy choices also helps reduce your risk of developing other serious health conditions, including heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
Another important thing you can do to stay healthy is to make sure you get the recommended cancer screening tests. Screening increases the chances of detecting certain cancers early, when they are most likely to be curable. To learn what screening tests the American Cancer Society recommends and when you should have them, visit www.cancer.org/healthy/findcancerearly/index.