Preventable Cancers

What is a preventable cancer?

Research suggests that only five percent of cancers are hereditary. That means the non-inherited causes of cancer — the lifestyle choices we make, the foods we eat, and our physical activity levels — have a direct impact on our overall cancer risk.

The American Cancer Society reports that half of all men and one-third of all women will develop cancer in their lifetimes. Do what you can to avoid becoming a part of these statistics. Take steps to reduce your risk for cancer now!

The Foundation focuses its resources on cancers such as breast, cervical, colorectal, lung, oral, prostate, skin and testicular that can be prevented through lifestyle changes or early detection and treatment.

The Prevent Cancer Foundation commissioned a series of public service announcements (PSAs) designed to entertain while raising awareness about preventable cancers. “Out of Work” focuses on the colorectal cancer expressing anxiety about the preventable cancers losing their “jobs.” It would be wonderful if all the preventable cancers were all on the unemployment line.

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