Can cancer be prevented?
- Scientific evidence suggests that about one-third of the cancer deaths
this year will be related to nutrition, physical inactivity, being
overweight or obese, and other lifestyle factors and, thus could
also be prevented.
- Regular screening examinations by a health care professional can result
in the detection of cancer of the breast, colon, rectum, cervix, prostate,
oral cavity, and skin at earlier stages when treatment is more likely
to be successful.
- Certain cancers are related to infectious exposures and could be prevented
through behavioral changes, vaccines, or antibiotics.(from
- For more general information on prevention, screening, and early
detection, please visit the
Cancer Screening Guidelines
Where can I get screened?
Contact your local hospital
New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection Services (NJCEED)
The New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection Screening Program
(NJCEED) is part of the New Jersey Department of Health. NJCEED provides comprehensive screening services for
breast, cervical, prostate, and colorectal cancer. The services
include education, outreach, early detection, case management,
screening, tracking, and follow-up. Breast, cervical, prostate
and colorectal cancers can be treated more effectively when found
early. Persons eligible for these services must be at or below
250% of the Federal Poverty Level and be uninsured or under-insured.
For more information, please call 1-800-328-3838.
Medicare Preventive Services
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