Cancer Prevention

This website provides information about cancer prevention including how to detect cancer early by participating in available screening programs and how to reduce your risk of developing cancer by living a healthy lifestyle.


Facts about Cancer

  • Cancer is a leading health issue in Ontario
  • The number of new cancer cases is expected to increase by 2/3 or 66% by the year 2020

There are a number of genetic and lifestyle factors that may affect a person's chance of developing cancer.

Nearly half of cancers can be prevented through healthy eating, active living, avoiding tobacco and getting screened regularly.

Cancer Care Ontario reports that nearly half of cancers can be prevented through healthy eating, active living, avoiding tobacco and getting screened regularly.

Occupational factors, family history, alcohol and drug use, unsafe sexual activity, infections, and ultraviolet radiation (from the sun or tanning beds) also play a role in the risk of developing cancer.

While there are actions we each can take to reduce our risk, it is also important to know how to find cancer early and keep it from spreading throughout the body.

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