What you eat and drink, how you live, where you work, whether you smoke... all these factors can affect your risk for cancer.
We’re here to help you take control of your life. In addition to the Smoking Cessation Program, we also have several resources for you to browse through. Let us help you take the first step to living a healthier life.
Recently, the American Cancer Society announced that cancer deaths declined in the United States for the second year in a row. The hard work toward preventing cancer, detecting it early, and making treatment more effective is paying off.
If you can't prevent cancer, the next best thing you can do to protect your health is to detect it early. Recognizing symptoms, getting regular check-ups, and performing self-exams are just a few ways you can do this.
While most Americans know that mammograms, pap smears, and colonoscopies are screening exams for cancer, the majority of Americans do not know the appropriate age at which initiation of these tests is recommended, according to the latest brief from the Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS).
Contact the Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services for eligibility guidelines for breast and cervical cancer screenings or to make an appointment.
Want to learn more? Information on the different types of cancer including their risk factors, treatments and support groups can be found on our external website directory!