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Cancer Prevention and Control

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the U. S., killing more than 553,000 Americans each year.
  • Cancer-related health care and lost productivity in the U.S. cost $189.5 billion in 2003 (National Institutes of Health).

  • Lifestyle factors such as cigarette smoking, lack of physical activity, poor nutrition and obesity contribute to about one-third of United States cancer deaths each year (American Cancer Society).

  • Reducing the number of new cancer cases, as well as illness, disability and death caused by cancer, are stated national health goals (Healthy People 2010).

Interventions section

The Guide to Community Preventive Services conducted systematic reviews to identify effective interventions in three strategic areas of cancer prevention and control:

Publications section

Visit the Community Guide Library for a complete list of our publications related to cancer prevention and control.

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