February is National Cancer Prevention Month. Here in the US, 1 in 2 women and 1 in 3 men will develop cancer in their lifetime.
According to the American Association of Cancer Research, more than 40 percent of all cancers diagnosed and nearly half of all deaths from cancer in the United States can be attributed to preventable causes. So, take the time to know your risks and to get screened regularly. And learn about your family’s cancer history and get genetically tested if there’s even the remote chance of a mutation in the family. Then openly share the results with all blood relatives as soon as possible.
Cancer Information Resources
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Take a Stand to Prevent Cancer!
Staying on top of your health is one of the most important calls you can make. Nearly 5,000 people are diagnosed with cancer every day in the US. Routine cancer screenings are incredibly important for early detection, especially for individuals with a family history of cancer.
National Cancer Institute