You can help prevent
your chances of getting cancer!
The two best methods for preventing and controlling
1) Proper nutrition, eating healthy and exercising, which helps in the area
2) Cancer screening tests,
which helps to detect cancer.
The earlier cancer is found, the more treatable, and the better the survival rate. For more information
see our page on
CANCER is the second leading cause of death among Americans, it
is responsible for one in every four deaths in the United States. The average annual death rate per 100,000 people,
for all cancers combined are as follows:
267.3 for African Americans,
205.1 for Whites,
128.6 for American
129.2 for Hispanics,
and 128.6 for Asian/Pacific
(Statistics are from 1992 through 1999 from
The National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention
and Health Promotion.)
Everyone is at risk, but you can do something!
The American Cancer Society provides this
24-hour help line to answer all of your cancer
related questions and concerns.
Call for a free
Breast exam & mammogram
The National Cancer Institute provides a telephone-based assistance for smokers who want to quit. Smoking
cessation service representatives assist callers by: Assessing the callers individual smoking behavior, providing brief educational
messages, help callers deevlop a personalized action plan for quitting, and reinforcing the information with written materials.