We are here to help you proactively prevent disease and live an optimal life, cancer free. A few simple practices can help you prevent or detect cancer early.
Preventive Health Tips
- Preventive screenings are critical.
- The American Cancer Society recommends these screenings for most adults: colorectal, prostate, Lung, mammogram and cervical – PAP/pelvic. Learn what the screening guidelines are for each, and sign up for an e-reminder to keep you on track.
- A cancer-related check-up each year also is important.
- For people age 20 or older having periodic health exams, a cancer-related check-up should include health counseling and, depending on a person’s age and gender, exams for cancers of the thyroid, oral cavity, skin, lymph nodes, testes, and ovaries, as well as for some non-malignant (non-cancerous) diseases.
- Take control of your health and reduce cancer risk in a few other simple ways:
- Stay away from tobacco.
- Stay at a healthy weight.
- Get moving with regular physical activity.
- Eat healthy with plenty of fruits and vegetables.
- Limit how much alcohol you drink (if you drink at all).
- Protect your skin.
- Know yourself, your family history, and your risks.
- Have regular check-ups and cancer screening tests.
If we can help you, please call us at 850.469.5176.