Empower yourself and your family members by educating yourself on lowering your risk of developing cancer or discovering it at an earlier stage when the chance of cure is highest. Unfortunately, when diagnosed with one form of cancer, you may be at higher risk of developing a second one. This means prevention and early detection are even more important for a cancer survivor.
- Your Disease Risk – This interactive tool estimates your risk of cancer and provides personalized tips for prevention. Anyone can use it, but it’s most accurate for people age 40 and over who have never had any type of cancer.
- Cancer Risk Assessment – Every patient in your practice should be evaluated for hereditary cancer risk. Those patient identified to be at an increased risk may need further assessment. Ideally, patients should be assessed on an annual basis, since their personal or family history of cancer may change.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – CDC is committed to achieving true improvements in people’s health. CDC applies research and findings to improve people’s daily lives and responds to health emergencies—something that distinguishes CDC from its peer agencies. Working with states and other partners, CDC provides a system of health surveillance to monitor and prevent disease outbreaks (including bioterrorism), implement disease prevention strategies, and maintain national health statistics. CDC also guards against international disease transmission, with personnel stationed in more than 25 foreign countries.
- EPA on Carcinogens – Carcinogens are substances that may cause or aggravate cancer. Many of the substances regulated by the EPA fall into this category. The Agency conducts and publishes risk assessment studies on individual carcinogens such as benzene, asbestos and butatdiene.
- Xenoestrogen – Wikipedia on Xenoestrogen
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