Prevention & Screening

Prevention & Screening

Information about cancer screening recommendations and prevention tips.


General Cancer Screening For Men

Cancer screening tests are designed to find cancer or pre-cancerous areas before there are any symptoms and, generally, when treatments are most successful.

General Cancer Screening for Women

Cancer screening tests are designed to find cancer or pre-cancerous areas before there are any symptoms and, generally, when treatments are most successful.

What is Chemoprevention?

The term "chemoprevention" refers to efforts to prevent or delay the development of cancer by taking medicines, vitamins or other agents. Chemoprevention is most often used in breast, colon and prostate cancers.

Vaccines and Cancer Prevention

An oncogenic virus (or oncovirus) is a virus that causes cancer. These include HIV, HPV (Human Papilloma Viruses), herpes viruses, hepatitis B and C viruses, Epstein Barr Virus and retroviruses. In the case of HPV and hepatitis, there are vaccines available to prevent infection with these viruses.

How Your Dental Visit Can Prevent or Detect Cancer

You may not think of your routine dental visit as a cancer screening test, but, in part, it is. Dentists and dental hygienists examine your mouth, tongue and surrounding tissue much more closely than you do and are most often the people who find pre-cancerous or cancerous lesions in early stages of growth.

Cancer Screening Tests: The Basics

Cancer screening tests look for cancer before a person has any symptoms. Learn more about what makes a good screening test and their limitations.

Did You Know... The Facts About Cancer Prevention?

An American Cancer Society study found that 47% of adult Americans think they have little to no ability to reduce their cancer risk. Let’s address some changes to our daily habits that can reduce our risk of developing cancer.

Blogs

Webucation: Lung Cancer Screening
by OncoLink Team
February 26, 2015

Lung Cancer Screening 101
by Christina Bach, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C
November 15, 2016

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