Learn about the factors that may affect your risk for breast cancer, and find out what you can do to help detect breast cancer early, when it is likely to be most easily treated.
Early Detection of Specific Cancers for Women
Here you'll find guides that discuss the risk factors, prevention, and early detection of some of the cancers that commonly affect women, including breast, cervical, colorectal, skin, and lung cancers.
Get information on cervical cancer, including the causes and risk factors. Learn about the tests that can help detect it early and possibly even help prevent it from developing.
Did you know that some screening tests can be used to spot changes in the colon and rectum before they even have a chance to become cancer? Find out more about these tests and about the risk factors for colorectal cancer here.
Skin cancer is by far the most common type of cancer in the United States. Learn about the risk factors for skin cancer and what you can do to help protect yourself and your loved ones.
Tobacco use is the number one cause of lung cancer, but people who don’t smoke may get lung cancer too. Learn about the known causes of lung cancer, what you can do to lower your risk, and tests that may help find it early.
In the United States, breast and cervical cancer early detection testing is available to low-income, underserved, underinsured, and uninsured women through the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP). Learn more about the program here.