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Knowledge is Everything

Cancer hates the smart. The people who know how to react to a diagnosis. The ones who ask for a second opinion. The engaged. The informed. The prepared.

Because in a world where 1 in 2.5 will hear the words "it's cancer," these people are consistently known to have better outcomes. Which is all the proof we need that everyone should get informed and get prepared to Take on Cancer.

RETHINK YOUR DRINK

For each drink you consume per day, your
relative risk of breast cancer increases by

7%

IF CAUGHT EARLY,
YOUR CHANCES OF SURVIVING
COLON CANCER ARE ALMOST

90%

FIGHT FROM YOUR FRIDGE

The antioxidants in berries, tomatoes and leafy greens help ward off cancer.

1 in 3,000

ODDS OF BEING STRUCK
BY LIGHTNING

1 in 2.5

ODDS OF HEARING
"IT'S CANCER"

EVERY CIGARETTE YOU SMOKE TAKES

11 MINUTES

OFF YOUR LIFE

 

#TakeOnCancer


This year 1.5 million people are expected to be diagnosed with cancer. With the right information, you can make it less.

Hereditary Colon Cancer Syndromes

Q&A with Elena Stoffel, M.D., director of cancer genetics at the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center

The Wonder Bug: Probiotics

Whether you're a healthy person looking to reduce cancer risk or a patient in treatment experiencing diarrhea, probiotics could be your wonder bug.


New Test to Detect Prostate Cancer Now Available

Obesity and Cancer Risk


Preventing Head and Neck Cancer

What you can do - NOW - to reduce your risk of cancer

Anyone can get cancer. One of the biggest factors that can make a person more likely to get cancer is age: 3 out of 4 cancers are found in people aged 55 or older. But there are many other factors that affect cancer risk and some of them can be changed. It is only natural that people are looking for more ways to prevent cancer.

According to the American Cancer Society, an individual's risk of developing cancer can be substantially reduced by healthy behavior:

Melanoma Prevention

The most preventable cause of melanoma is exposure to the sun.

Is there an anti-cancer diet?

We offer food choices based on the best evidence of cancer prevention

Young men and the testicular cancer self-exam

While testicular cancer is rare it is the most common form of cancer in men ages 15-35

HPV vaccine and cervical cancer

Is this the new magic bullet?

The PSA and beyond

An update on prostate cancer biomarkers

Sugar and Cancer

Does sugar increase cancer risk?

CANCER Q+A

How well are you learning to Take on Cancer?
Test your knowledge here.

PREVENTION

It requires more than eating your broccoli and doing some push-ups. How much do you know about the foods, behaviors and appointments that keep cancer at bay?

Take the Quiz

PREPAREDNESS

Life is 10% what happens and 90% how you deal with it. If you heard the words "it's cancer," would you know how to react or what to do?

Take the Quiz

NOT ALL CANCER QUESTIONS REQUIRE AN APPOINTMENT.

Cancer AnswerLineTM

Regardless if you're a patient, or even if you have cancer, call our Cancer AnswerLine to get direct, confidential answers from registered nurses at our nationally ranked cancer center.


Rather see someone in person?

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at our Comprehensive Cancer Center.

WHEN IT COMES TO CANCER
KNOWLEDGE IS THE FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE


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