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Cancer Prevention and Screening

Cancer statistics can be startling:

  • More than 1.6 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. in 2016, and an estimated 595,690 people will die of the disease (Source: National Cancer Institute)
  • Approximately 39.6% of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer at some point during their lifetimes (Source: National Cancer Institute, based on 2010-2012 data).

However, today we have more tools and knowledge than ever to prevent and detect cancer. By maintaining a healthy lifestyle, you can decrease your odds of cancer ever occurring. And by getting screened for certain types of cancer, you can detect it early, when treatment is more likely to be successful.

Want proof that you can win the fight against cancer? A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found a 20% rise in the number of cancer survivors.  It also found that about one in every 20 adults in the United States has survived cancer, including nearly one-fifth of all people over 65.

Moncrief Cancer Institute offers many ways to help you prevent and detect cancer, from wellness advice to breast, cervical and colon cancer screening.