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How We Help Encourage Prevention

Nearly half of all cancer deaths could be avoided if we did what we know works ─ live healthier lifestyles, quit smoking, and get our recommended cancer screenings. We’re here to help you take steps every day to reduce your risk for cancer. We have the resources, information, and support you need to stay motivated to eat right and get active, quit smoking or help a loved one kick the habit, and understand what cancer screenings you need. Visit our Stay Healthy section and explore the areas below to learn more about how you can prevent cancer.

Helping You Live a Healthy Lifestyle

For the majority of Americans who do not smoke, the most important ways to reduce cancer risk are to maintain a healthy weight, be physically active on a regular basis, and eat a mostly plant-based diet that limits saturated fat. We provide tips, tools, and online resources to help people set goals and stay motivated to eat healthy and maintain an active lifestyle. Learn more about eating healthy and getting active.

Helping You Find Cancer Early, When It Is Most Treatable    

The best defense against cancer is finding it early, when it is easiest to treat. To help you make informed decisions about cancer screenings, we publish a variety of early detection guidelines.