Keep cancer in check by knowing your risk factors, getting regular screenings and watching for common warning signs.

Reduce Your Risk

Be sure you have a physician. If you don't, search our Find a Physician directory. In addition, follow these tips:

  • Avoid all tobacco use 
  • Protect yourself from the sun 
  • Be physically active 
  • Eat a healthy diet and limit your consumption of alcoholic beverages

Get Screened

Early detection of cancer - finding it before it spreads - gives you the best chance of successful treatment. Screenings are important tools to help discover many types of cancer at the earliest possible stage. Screening guidelines are listed by age: 

  • Ages 20-39
  • Ages 40-49
  • Ages 50 and older

Learn more.

Know the Warning Signs

Take note of symptoms as soon as they occur. Symptoms don't always mean you have cancer,  but it's best to have them checked by your physician. Learn the warning signs: 

  • breast cancer
  • colorectal cancer
  • esophageal cancer
  • head, neck and oral cancer
  • gynecological cancer
  • liver cancer
  • lung cancer
  • prostate cancer
  • skin cancer
  • testicular cancer
  • thyroid cancer
  • other types of cancer

Keep cancer in check by knowing your risk factors, getting regular screenings and watching for common warning signs.