Cancer Prevention and Early Detection

American Cancer Society: Cancer Risk, Prevention, and Screening 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 OR Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Cancer: a Global Perspective - 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.

Every Cigarette is Doing You Damage - View a series of ad campaigns and learn how cigarette smoking can affect your health.

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.
Also in Spanish.

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: Causes and Prevention - Read about risk factors, genetics, and prevention.
Also in Spanish.

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: Cancer Screening - Links are given for risk factors and screening methods on different cancer types.
Also in Spanish.

National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN): Lung Cancer Screening- NCCN resources aim to assist patients and their caregivers with overcoming the challenges related to cancer.  

National Toxicology Program: Report on Carcinogens - The Report on Carcinogens is a congressionally mandated, science-based, public health report that identifies agents, substances, mixtures, or exposures (collectively called "substances") in our environment that pose a hazard to people residing in the United States..

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.

Public Health Consequences of E-Cigarettes - Reviews and critically assesses the state of the emerging evidence about e-cigarettes and health. Provides recommendations for the improvement of research and highlights gaps that are a priority for future research. To view this publication, click on either "Download Free PDF" or "View Online". Both are located on the right-hand side of the page.  You do not need to purchase the book.

ScreenNJ - ScreenNJ is a statewide program whose focus is to implement and expand the reach of evidence-based cancer prevention and screening services, directly address barriers that prevent people from receiving timely cancer screenings, and reduce the cancer burden experienced by New Jerseyans.

The Tobacco Dependence Program - Rutgers Tobacco Dependence Program is dedicated to reducing the harm to health caused by tobacco use.  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: Cancer Prevention Videos, Quizzes, 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.

Health Library: Cervial Cancer Prevention - This is a 3D animation video by Nucleus Medical Media.  Additional videos include:

YouTube Playlist: Cancer Prevention - A series of videos on cancer prevention, curated by the Resource and Learning Center.


May 2022