Causes and Prevention
Cancer prevention is action taken to lower the risk of getting cancer. This can include maintaining a healthy lifestyle, avoiding exposure to known cancer-causing substances, and taking medicines or vaccines that can prevent cancer from developing.
Information about behaviors, exposures, and other factors that may influence the risk of cancer.
Learn more about cancer as a genetic disease and how genetic changes that increase cancer risk can be inherited. This page also explains genetic testing and how certain genetic changes cause cancer.
General information about cancer prevention and descriptions of the concepts used in cancer-specific prevention summaries.
Find research articles on cancer causes and prevention, which may include news stories, clinical trials, blog posts, and descriptions of active studies.