Cancer Prevention Resources

Together we can save lives.

People who proactively work to reduce their risk for disease not only live longer and healthier lives, but also save money on healthcare expenses each year.

These national resources share advice on how to start avoiding known high-risk behavior and connect with recommended preventive screenings.

National Cancer Institute
http://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/causes-prevention
The NCI shares risk factors, genetics, prevention overviews and prevention research aimed to educate the public in an easy-to-understand format.
Council for Tobacco Treatment Training Programs

ctttp.org/accredited-programs
The Council for Tobacco Treatment Training Programs is the accrediting body for Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training (TTS) Programs.  This list shares the training programs and accreditation options for TTS professionals who will be assisting individuals seeking to stop using tobacco.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program
CDC’s National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) provide low-income, uninsured, and underserved women access to timely breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services in every state.

CDC’s Bring Your Brave Campaign
The CDC’s Bring Your Brave campaign provides an array of resources about breast cancer.

Screen for Life: National Colorectal Cancer Action Campaign
CDC’s Screen for Life: National Colorectal Cancer Action Campaign informs men and women who are 50 years old or older and other “high risk” populations about the importance of getting screened for colorectal cancer regularly.

Prevent Cancer
http://preventcancer.org/prevention/
Prevent Cancer aims to stop cancer before it starts by focusing on cancers that are more preventable including breast, cervical, colorectal, lung, oral, prostate, skin and testicular cancer.
Lung Cancer Alliance
http://www.lungcanceralliance.org/
Lung Cancer Alliance provides a list of screening centers nationwide so patients can easily identify a location near them that will screen them for lung cancer.
Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) 
https://www.thecommunityguide.org/
The Guide to Community Preventive Services (The Community Guide) provides evidence-based recommendations along with resources to help you select interventions to improve health and prevent disease in your state, worksite or business, community organization, healthcare organization, and community.