Cancer

Let's Beat Cancer! 
Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States, exceeded only by heart disease. 

What Is Cancer?
Cancer is a term used for diseases in which abnormal cells divide without control and are able to invade other tissues. Cancer cells can spread to other parts of the body through the blood and lymph systems. Cancer is not just one disease, but many diseases. There are more than 100 different types of cancer. 

How Can Cancer Be Prevented?
The number of new cancer cases can be reduced, and many cancer deaths can be prevented. Research shows that screening for cervical and colorectal cancers as recommended helps prevent these diseases by finding precancerous lesions so they can be treated before they become cancerous. Screening for cervical, colorectal, and breast cancers also helps find these diseases at an early, often highly treatable stage. CDC offers free or low-cost mammograms and Pap tests nationwide, and free or low-cost colorectal cancer screening in 25 states and four tribes. 

Vaccines also help reduce cancer risk. The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine helps prevent most cervical cancers and some vaginal and vulvar cancers, and the hepatitis B vaccine can help reduce liver cancer risk. Making cancer screening, information, and referral services available and accessible to all Americans can reduce cancer incidence and deaths.

A person's cancer risk can be reduced in other ways by receiving regular medical care, avoiding tobacco, limiting alcohol use, avoiding excessive exposure to ultraviolet rays from the sun and tanning beds, eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, maintaining a healthy weight, and being physically active.

Source: 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Click on the resource links below for more information


Get Checked For Breast Cancer 
A brochure. If you’re 40 or older, a mammogram could save your life. Learn about how to reduce your risk for breast cancer, what to expect during a mammogram and where to go for free or low-cost screenings. Source:New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene  Other Languages: Spanish, Chinese, Russian

Get Checked!! Get A Colonoscopy
A brochure. Get a Colonoscopy to Prevent Colon Cancer.Colonoscopy detects more than 95% of early colon cancer. Colonoscopy is the only test that can also prevent cancer. Learn more risk factors and prevention measures for Colon Cancer. Also learn more about the screening methods that for this cancer that affects both men and women.  Source: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Other Languages: Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Creole 


Protect Your Child from HPV 
HPV (human papillomavirus) is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States. HPV can cause cervical cancer in women. It can also cause anal cancer, oral cancer and less common cancers, such as cancer of the penis and cancer of the vagina. Learn about HPV Vaccination. Source: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene  Other Languages: SpanishChineseRussianCreole


PapTests Save Lives - Get Checked for Cervical Cancer! 
This brochure talks about cervical cancer, risk factors, and ways to reduce your risk. Source: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Other Languages:SpanishChinese 







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