What can you do to stay healthy? Can you guard yourself — and loved ones – from cancer, perhaps actually prevent it from occuring?
Research has shown us that many cancer deaths can actually be prevented when people make healthy choices like not smoking, staying at a healthy weight, eating right, keeping active, and getting the recommended screening tests. These are many of the same steps that can help prevent heart attack, stroke and diabetes. The American Cancer Society provides excellent resources, including these:
- Stay Away from Tobacco
- Eat Healthy and Get Active
- Be Safe in the Sun
- Other Ways to Protect Yourself
- Find Cancer Early
- ACS Programs to Help You Stay Well
- Information for Health Care Professionals
The below quizzes, calculators, reminders and other tools from the American Cancer Society can help you make healthy choices, lower your risk for different cancers, or find it early.
- Smoking Quiz
- BMI Calculator
- Calorie Counter
- Nutrition and Activity Quiz
- Sun Safety Quiz
- Skin Cancer Image Gallery
- Target Heart Rate Calculator
Cancer Screening Guidelines
Screening increases the chances of detecting certain cancers early, when they are most likely to be curable. Learn what screening tests the American Cancer Society recommends, when you should have them, and how they are covered under some types of insurance: Cancer Screening Guidelines.
Cancer Prevention News
- Prep Ahead for Healthier Meals
- Surgeon General Calls E-Cigarettes Dangerous to Young People
- Study Confirms There Is No Safe Level of Smoking
Follow the latest news from the American Cancer Society about cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cures here: ACS News.