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.
Risk Factors for Cancer
Information about behaviors, exposures, and other factors that may influence the risk of cancer.
The Genetics 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.
Cancer Prevention Overview (PDQ®)
General information about cancer prevention and descriptions of the concepts used in cancer-specific prevention summaries.
Causes and Prevention Research
Find research articles on cancer causes and prevention, which may include news stories, clinical trials, blog posts, and descriptions of active studies.