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 your risk of cancer.
Genetic changes, which may be inherited or acquired during a person's life, can increase cancer risk.
General information about cancer prevention and descriptions of the concepts used in cancer-specific prevention summaries.