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Colorectal cancer screening saves lives.

Colorectal Cancer

CDC's Screen for Life: National Colorectal Cancer Action Campaign informs men and women aged 50 years and older about the importance of having regular colorectal cancer screening tests. Get buttons.

Cervical, Ovarian, Uterine, Vaginal, Vulvar. Get the facts about gynecologic cancer.

Gynecologic Cancer

CDC's Inside Knowledge: Get the Facts About Gynecologic Cancer campaign raises awareness of the five main types of gynecologic cancer: cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar. Get buttons.

The Road to Better Health: A Guide to Promoting Cancer Prevention in Your Community

Guide to Promoting Cancer Prevention in Your Community

Prevention is the best way to fight cancer. This means getting people to do things that will protect their health—like get screened, quit smoking, and exercise more. It also means bringing together local leaders to support local cancer prevention efforts. CDC developed a tool kit to help community groups guide their communities toward better health. Get buttons.

Are you getting chemotherapy? Learn how to prevent infections.

Preventing Infections in Cancer Patients

People receiving chemotherapy are at risk for developing an infection when their white blood cell count is low. White blood cells are the body's main defense against infection. This condition, called neutropenia, is common after receiving chemotherapy. For patients with this condition, any infection can become serious quickly. Get buttons.

Find free and low-cost breast and cervical cancer screenings in your area – National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program

Free or Low-Cost Mammograms and Pap Tests

Through the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program, CDC provides low-income, uninsured, and underserved women access to timely breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services. Get buttons.

It's easy to protect yourself from UV exposure... Long-sleeved shirts, pants, and a wide-brimmed hat offer the best protection. If you're wearing a baseball cap or short-sleeved shirt, make sure to put sunscreen on your ears, neck, and arms. Seek shade as much as possible between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., which are peak times for sunlight. Use a sunscreen of at least SPF 15 on any exposed skin, and don't forget to re-apply it every two hours, as well as after swimming, sweating, or toweling off. If you work outdoors, ask about sun protection at your job, like wearing sun-protective clothing.

Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, and unlike almost all other kinds of cancer, the rates are climbing. Tanning increases the risk for skin cancer. Get buttons.