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Preventing Cancer

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You can lower your risk for many kinds of cancer with screening tests, vaccines, and healthy choices.

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Data and Statistics

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See cancer rates by state or by race/ethnicity and sex, and use our Data Visualizations Tool.

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Survivors and Caregivers

Policies and Practices

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Proven ways to prevent and control cancer for public health professionals and comprehensive cancer control programs.

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  • Preventing Infections in Cancer Patients
    Cancer patients who are treated with chemotherapy have a high risk of getting infections when their white blood cell count is low.
  • Cancer, the Flu, and You
    Living with cancer increases your risk for complications from influenza (“the flu”). Learn about special considerations for cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers.
  • HPV and Cancer
    Human papillomavirus (HPV) causes about 31,500 cancers each year, including most cervical cancers and several other kinds of cancer.
  • Health Disparities in Cancer
    Some groups of people are more affected by cancer than others. CDC monitors trends in cancer cases and deaths.
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