Cancer Prevention

February 5, 2017

A healthy lifestyle can go a long way to limiting, delaying, and slowing the progression of disease.

Wellness Newsletter

Cancer is a life-altering situation. Currently, there is not a proven cure, nor a vaccine to prevent cancer.  However, a healthy lifestyle can go a long way to limiting, delaying, and slowing the progression of disease.  Be mindful of the food you eat and the lifestyle you lead.

Cancer Prevention and Screening

The best way to prevent cancer is through early detection and regular screenings through a physician. Individuals with a family history of cancer may need earlier and more frequent screenings, as determined by their physician.

Stop Using Tobacco

Tobacco causes 80-90% of all lung cancer deaths. It is responsible for about 30% of all cancer deaths in developing countries, including deaths from cancer of the oral cavity, larynx, esophagus and stomach.

Quick Facts

  • Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States
  • Over 20% of all cancer deaths are due to lung cancer
  • Over 80% of lung cancers occur in smokers and ex-smokers
Read more about cancer prevention in our Wellness Newsletter (follow our link below).