Image description: According to the Centers for Disease Control, colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer among men and women in the United States, after lung cancer. But about 1 in 3 adults is not getting screened for colorectal cancer as recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).
This infographic helps you pick the right screening test for you.
You can find the full text of this graphic from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
It’s World Cancer Day, and this year’s focus is on common myths. Check out the National Cancer Institutes list of common cancer misconceptions.
Image description: According to the CDC, one out of three cancer deaths in the United States could be prevented if we eliminated smoking.
Smoking causes cancer in all parts of the body, not just the lungs. Smoking has been tied to cancer in the stomach, bladder, kidneys, liver and more.
Get tips and support to quit smoking from Smokefree.gov.
Cervical cancer is highly preventable because of vaccines and screenings. Talk to a doctor to get tested and vaccinated.
According to the National Cancer Institute, the causes of childhood cancers are largely unknown.
The good news is that more children than ever are surviving childhood cancer. Over the last 30 years, survival into adulthood increased from 30 percent to 80 percent
If you are the parent of a child with cancer, this handbook gives you information on all stages of your child’s illness. It tells you what to expect and suggests ways to prepare for different situations.