Don't leave your health to luck.

Steer it in the right direction with smart choices.

Don't leave your health to luck.

Steer it in the right direction with smart choices.

Cancer Prevention

Cancer Prevention

When it comes to preventing cancer, there are no guarantees, but everyone can take steps to reduce their risk.

Making smart lifestyle choices (like exercising often, eating healthy foods, not smoking, limiting how much alcohol you drink, and protecting yourself from too much exposure to UV radiation) helps a lot. So does having good genes, but there’s not much you can do about that.

Talk to your doctor about your medical history, your close relatives’ medical history, and your lifestyle. This helps you understand your personal risk factors, including which cancers you might need to watch out for a little more carefully, and what you can do to reduce your risk.

It also helps your doctor make recommendations about which cancer screenings you should get, when you should start getting them, and how often you should get them. Screening tests are available for many types of cancer, and they’re essential to early detection.

Catching pre-cancer and cancer in early stages is the most important factor in treatment success. Most cancers are highly treatable when they’re discovered early.

That’s why ECFCCC shares information about prevention and is always working to increase access to screenings.

Our site has specific prevention and screening information for these 9 types of cancer:

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YMCA of Central Florida

YMCA of Central Florida

Offering programs to strengthen, nurture and grow the mind, body and soul.

UF Health Cancer Center – Orlando Health

UF Health Cancer Center – Orlando Health

Providing exceptional cancer treatment and care for the last 25 years.

Oncology Nursing Society (ONS)

Oncology Nursing Society (ONS)

Seeking to reduce the risks, incidence, and burden of cancer by encouraging healthy lifestyles, promoting early detection, and improving the management of cancer symptoms and side effects.

Libby’s Legacy Breast Cancer Foundation

Libby’s Legacy Breast Cancer Foundation

Provides comprehensive breast health care to the under-served Central Florida community through education, mammograms, follow up diagnostics and more.

Hispanic Health Initiatives

Hispanic Health Initiatives

Educating, advocating and connecting medically under-served individuals and families to services available in their community.

Florida Hospital Cancer Institute

Florida Hospital Cancer Institute

Largest cancer center in Central Florida, recognized worldwide for its comprehensive, state-of-the-art care and reputation as a destination cancer care facility.

Florida Breast Cancer Foundation

Florida Breast Cancer Foundation

Nonprofit, grassroots organization dedicated to ending breast cancer through advocacy, education, and research

Concerned Citizens to Combat Cancer

Concerned Citizens to Combat Cancer

Providing educational resources about cancer risks, prevention, screenings and treatment options and providing screening opportunities to detect cancer.

Central Florida Black Nurses Association

Central Florida Black Nurses Association

Investigating, defining and implementing change in the minority community by utilizing their professional skills to motivate consumers to make healthy lifestyle choices.

Center for Multicultural Wellness & Prevention

Center for Multicultural Wellness & Prevention

501(c) 3 organization offering non-clinical, culturally and linguistically sensitive outreach services to diverse populations in Central Florida.

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