6. Preventative Medicine
True or false: There is a pill I can take to reduce my cancer risk.
True (for some cancers). “Chemoprevention” is the term used to describe the use of a medication, supplement or food to prevent or delay the development of cancer. Although there are many false claims on the Internet about magic pills to prevent cancer, there are medications that are effective chemoprevention agents for several cancers.
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Join us every day this month for a special project between Philly.com/health and OncoLink. Throughout the month of April, What’s My Risk? will provide a daily fact you may not know about your risk of getting cancer. What’s My Risk? is a comprehensive program designed to help the user learn about factors that determine their personal risk of many types of cancer and what they can do to decrease that risk. Find out more about Cancer Risk and Prevention.