- Should people with cancer get a flu shot?
- When should I get a mammogram?
- Should I get screened for prostate cancer?
- What is cancer?
- How often should I get screened for cervical cancer (Pap and HPV tests)?
- 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?
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
- Geographic access to cancer care and mortality among adolescents
- Trends in prostate cancer incidence rates and prevalence of PSA screening by socioeconomic status and regions in the United States
- Changes in health insurance coverage associated with the Affordable Care Act among adults with and without a cancer history
- Population-based cancer screening programmes in low- and middle-income countries
- Cost of tobacco-related cancer hospitalizations in the U.S., 2014
- Global surveillance of trends in cancer survival 2000–14 (CONCORD-3)
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.
- Blog post: Vaccination Nation: A Real Shot at Preventing Cancer
- Blog post: World Cancer Day: Inspiring and Taking Action Against Cancer
- Blog post: Get the Facts: 3 Myths about Cervical Cancer Screening
- Blog post: The Six Steps New Hampshire Took to Get More People Screened for Colorectal Cancer
- Article summary: Cancer Survival in the United States