Risk and Prevention
Are you concerned about your risk of developing cancer?
What's My Risk? Is a program designed to help you learn about the factors that increase your cancer risk - and most importantly, what you can do to decrease that risk.
Genetics & Family History Articles about how your genetic make-up and family history (or lack of) influence your cancer risk. Environmental Factors (UV Exposure, Radon, Radiation) Cancer risk is affected by a number of things in our environment, including ultraviolet light, radiation, radon and occupational exposures. Diet, Alcohol and Cancer Articles about the effect your diet and alcohol use can have on cancer risk. Smoking, Tobacco and Cancer Articles about tobacco and cancer risk, advice and resources for quitting all types of tobacco. Sexual History & Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Articles about the human papilloma virus, sexual history and how these effect your risk of developing cancer. Exercise, Body Weight and Cancer Articles about how exercise and body weight effect your cancer risk. General Information General information about cancer risk and screening tests. Prevention & Screening Information about cancer screening recommendations and prevention tips. Medications, Health History and Cancer Risk Certain medical conditions and medications can increase cancer risk. These articles address some of those concerns.