Causes and Prevention

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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.

Risk Factors for Cancer

Information about behaviors, exposures, and other factors that may influence your risk of cancer.


Information about genetic changes, how they may be inherited or acquired during a person's life, and how they can increase cancer risk.

Causes and Prevention Research

The latest research on causes and risk factors for cancers and how some cancers may be prevented.