Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in Idaho. Each year, approximately 8,500 Idahoans are diagnosed with cancer. Cancer is considered a chronic condition and over 100,000 Idahoans are cancer survivors. Idaho has some of the lowest screening rates in the nation for early detection and prevention for cancer.
Cancer prevention is taking actions to lower your risk of getting cancer. Many cancers can be prevented if you:
- Get recommended cancer screenings for Breast, Cervical, and Colorectal Cancers
- Get vaccinated for HPV and Hepatitis B. These vaccines can prevent certain types of cancer.
- Make healthy lifestyle choices like exercising, eating healthy, and quitting or not smoking.
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