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Prevention & Screening

Prevention

Did you know that about 45 per cent of cancer cases in Alberta are linked to a handful of factors that we know can be changed?

While it’s no surprise that tobacco remains the leading cause of cancer, many cases in Alberta are also related to factors such as not being active enough, unhealthy eating, excess body weight, and alcohol. By changing our environment and risk factors, we can lower the number of cases for some of the most common cancers such as breast, lung and colorectal.

Learn how to reduce your risk today. Let’s be Healthier Together.

Screening

Screening means checking your body for cancer before you have symptoms.

Getting screening tests regularly can help find cancer early, when treatment is likely to work best.

If you have been diagnosed with cancer, it’s important to still be screened for other cancers based on your age and sex. Talk to your primary health care provider about screening for cancers.

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