Screening and early detection
Screening tests look for certain cancers, even before there are symptoms. Early detection of cancer makes it easier to treat, and increases chances of survival. Some screening tests, like colonoscopy, help prevent cancer, by finding and removing conditions that may lead to cancer. Recommended screening tests include:
A few cancers can even be prevented, like cervical cancer or some cases of skin cancer and ovarian cancer.
Reducing your risk
There are also ways to reduce your risk for cancer, through healthy lifestyle choices and avoiding cancer-causing chemicals in your environment, home and in your cosmetics.