Cancer Prevention and Early Detection
American Cancer Society Guidelines on Nutrition and Physical Activity for Cancer Prevention - This pdf document contains information from an article that was published in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society.
American Cancer Society: Stay Healthy OR Guidelines for the Early Detection of Cancer - The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service. Find out how you can prevent cancer and how you can detect cancer early. Also read about the risk factors for different types of cancer.
American Institute for Cancer Research - Since its founding in 1982, the American Institute for Cancer Research has grown into the nation's leading charity in the field of diet, nutrition and cancer. You can read about the link between diet and cancer and discover ways you can reduce your cancer risk.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Cancer Prevention and Control - The CDC is a leader in nationwide cancer prevention and control, working with national organizations, state health agencies and other key groups to develop, implement, and promote effective cancer prevention and control practices.
Also in Spanish.
Doing You Damage - View a series of ad campaigns and learn how cigarette smoking can affect your health.
HealthyNJ: Cancer Prevention - Here you will find valuable information about how to reduce your risk for developing Cancer
MayoClinic: Cancer Prevention, Seven Steps to Reduce Your Risk - This site provides access to the experience and knowledge of the more than 2,000 physicians and scientists of Mayo Clinic.
MedlinePlus: Breast Self Exam - Developed by the National Library of Medicine, this consumer health site directs the user to selected online resources on many common diseases, conditions, and concerns.
National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.: Early Detection - The National Breast Cancer Foundation's mission is to provide help and inspire hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education, and support services. Learn the warning signs of breast cancer, healthy lifestyle habits to reduce breast cancer risk, and see how to perform a breast self-exam.
National Cancer Institute: Division of Cancer Prevention - The Division of Cancer Prevention is the primary unit of the National Cancer Institute devoted to cancer prevention research. A wealth of information on preventing and detecting specific cancers can be found here.
National Cancer Institute: Screening and Testing to Detect Cancer - Links are given for risk factors and screening methods on different cancer types.
Also in Spanish
National Toxicology Program: 13th Report on Carcinogens - This government document provides information on known human carcinogens and probable human carcinogens.
New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services: New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection Program - The New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection (NJCEED) Program provides comprehensive outreach, education and screening services for breast, cervical, colorectal and prostate cancers.
New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services: Office of Cancer Control and Prevention - Read cancer screening guidelines or find cancer resources in your county.
Prevent Cancer Foundation - This is a national, non-profit health foundation whose mission is the prevention and early detection of cancer through scientific research and education. Learn about lifestyle changes that may reduce your risk for certain cancers.
The Tobacco Dependence Clinic - The Tobacco Dependence Clinic is a project of the larger Tobacco Dependence Program at the UMDNJ School of Public Health. The staff are professionals who are trained in tobacco dependence. They will work with you to develop a personalized plan designed to best help you quit smoking.
US Preventive Services Task Force - The USPSTF makes evidence based recomendations about clinical preventive care services such as screenings, counseling, and preventive medications.
Interactive Tutorials / Videos
American Cancer Society: Tools and Calculators - These interactive tools, quizes and videos will help you find ways to lower your cancer risk or to help find it early.
Dear 16 Year old Me - This powerful video from DCMF Canada has real people tell their skin cancer stories.
Harvard School of Public Health: Disease Risk Index - Here, you can find out your risk of developing five of the most important diseases in the United States and get personalized tips for preventing them.
MedlinePlus Interactive Health Tutorials - These interactive videos are from the Patient Education Institute. Using animated graphics, each tutorial explains the subject in easy-to-read language. You can also listen to the tutorial. Note: These tutorials require a special Flash plug-in. If you do not have Flash, you will be prompted to obtain a free download of the software before you start the tutorial. These are just a few topics you will find:
Screening Reminders - Sign up with the American Cancer Society to be reminded of when you should be screened.
WKHS Interactive Tools Index - a collection of health-related interactive tools. Of most interest is the collection of Harvard School of Public Health cancer risk tools.
Excess Weight and Cancer Risk - This video is a part of the Did You Know? video series from the National Cancer Institute.