What is Cancer?
Cancer is a group of over 100 different diseases with different causes and risk factors. The lifetime probability of developing cancer among men is 1 in 2. For women, the lifetime probability is 1 in 3. In general, most cancers are related to a combination of factors including heredity, family or personal health history, reproductive patterns and life-style factors such as smoking, diet, exercise, alcohol consumption and exposure to sunlight and certain infections.
Where can you get more information if you are concerned about cancer?
Click here for more information about cancer screening, research, treatment and support.
What can a person do to prevent cancer?
There's no certain way to prevent cancer. But doctors have identified suggestions for reducing your cancer risk, such as: