- What is cancer?
- How often should I get screened for cervical cancer (Pap and HPV tests)?
- When should I get a mammogram?
- What should I know about colorectal (colon) cancer screening?
- What do I need to know about HPV vaccines for my children?
- Do I qualify for a free or low-cost mammogram or Pap test?
- Should people with cancer get a flu shot?
Policies and Practices
Proven ways to prevent and control cancer for public health professionals and comprehensive cancer control programs.
Kinds of Cancer
Basic information, statistics, and what CDC is doing about some of the most common kinds of cancer in the United States.
CDC’s Latest Cancer Research
- Counseling on sun protection and indoor tanning
- Five-year relative survival for HPV-associated cancer sites
- Health insurance status and clinical cancer screenings among U.S. adults
- Primary HPV testing recommendations of U.S. providers, 2015
- Patterns of prostate-specific antigen test use in the U.S., 2005–2015
About CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control
Our ongoing work and future directions, leaders and featured scientists, and archived presentations from the 2017 CDC National Cancer Conference.
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.
- CDC Partner Spotlight: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE)
- Cancer survivor Joan Lunden offers advice about breast cancer and colorectal cancer.
- CDC Partner Spotlight: Gulf States Young Breast Cancer Survivor Network
- Tackling Breast Cancer: The Right Treatment for the Right Woman at the Right Time