Cancer Prevention Center

Certain behavioral, lifestyle, and environmental factors contribute to cancer. Cancer prevention involves modifying these factors to decrease cancer risk. Tobacco use, alcohol consumption, physical inactivity, inadequate fruit and vegetable intake, and obesity increase the risk of certain cancers. Vaccines, genetic testing, and cancer screening also play a role in cancer prevention. Read more: Cancer Prevention Article

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Cancer is the result of the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells anywhere in the body. See Answer

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