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Cancer Prevention & Early Detection

Partner with a Wayne UNC Health Care primary care doctor to maintain a healthy lifestyle to help lower your risk of cancer.

Screening & Detection

Cancer screenings may help lower your chance of getting cancer and find cancer before you have any symptoms. Talk to your doctor about the timing and screenings that are right for you.

Cancer Risk Factors

Early detection of cancer is often the key to successful treatment. If you have a family history of cancer or other risk factors, you may need screening more often. Risk factors associated with most types of cancer include:

  • Alcohol use
  • Dietary factors
  • Ethnicity
  • Family history of cancer
  • Lack of exercise
  • Obesity
  • Older age
  • Smoking

Reduce Your Risk for Cancer

Help prevent cancer with lifestyle changes to boost your overall health and help lower your risk for cancer. You may decrease your chance of getting cancer by:

  • Adopting healthy eating habits
  • Making good lifestyle choices
  • Being physically active
  • Undergoing routine health exams
  • Developing a strong relationship with a primary care doctor

Rely on our health library to help you learn more about cancer prevention and risk factors.

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