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  • Cancer and obesity
    Cancer and obesity

    Cancers associated with overweight & obesity make up 40% of all cancers. Learn more in this issue of Vital Signs.

    10/3/2017 12:45:00 PM
  • Cancer and Tobacco Use
    Cancer and Tobacco Use

    Tobacco use is the top preventable cause of cancer death, putting people at risk for at least 12 kinds of cancer.

    11/10/2016 12:00:00 PM
  • Preventing Melanoma
    Preventing Melanoma

    Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Communities and policy makers play a major role in preventing skin cancer.

    6/2/2015 1:00:00 PM
  • Cervical Cancer is Preventable
    Cervical Cancer is Preventable

    More than 12,000 women get cervical cancer every year. Up to 93% of cervical cancers are preventable. Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination helps prevent infection with the HPV types that cause most cervical cancers.

    11/5/2014 12:00:00 PM
  • Colorectal Cancer Tests Save Lives
    Colorectal Cancer Tests Save Lives

    Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cancer killer of men and women in the US, following lung cancer. The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends three CRC screening tests that are effective at saving lives: colonoscopy, stool tests (guaiac fecal occult blood test-FOBT or fecal immunochemical test-FIT), and sigmoidoscopy (now seldom done).

    11/5/2013 12:00:00 PM
  • Breast Cancer
    Breast Cancer

    Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women in the United States (2005-2009). Breast cancer deaths are going down the fastest among white women compared to women of other races and ethnicities. Black women have the highest death rates of all racial and ethnic groups and are 40% more likely to die of breast cancer than white women.

    11/14/2012 12:00:00 PM
  • Colorectal Cancer
    Colorectal Cancer

    Colorectal cancer is the #2 cancer killer in the US among cancers that affect both men and women. But it doesn't have to be. Screening can find precancerous polyps (abnormal growths) so they can be removed before they turn into cancer. Screening can also find colorectal cancer early when it is easiest to treat.

    7/4/2011 1:00:00 PM
  • Cancer Screening (PDF)
    Cancer Screening (PDF)

    Most adults are getting recommended breast and colorectal cancer screenings. Yet a new CDC report says more than 22 million adults have not had screening tests for colorectal cancer, and more than 7 million women have not had a recent mammogram to screen for breast cancer as recommended.

    7/5/2010 1:00:00 PM
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