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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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Use the Data Visualizations Tool to explore U.S. Cancer Statistics, the official federal cancer statistics.

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Policies and Practices

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Ways to prevent and control cancer linked to lack of physical activity, alcohol, indoor tanning, radon, and tobacco use.

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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 34,000 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.