Cancer Prevention Interventions Available Today

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Cancer Prevention Interventions (available today because of research): Medications, Lowering Risk, Treatments for Infections, Screening Tests, Vaccines to Protect, Surgery

Cancer prevention interventions available today include:

  • Medications proven to reduce risk of breast and colon cancers in those at increased risk.
  • Lowering risk by avoiding or controlling things known to cause cancer, like tobacco use.
  • Treatments for infections known to increase cancer risk, including hepatitis C, HIV, and H. pylori.
  • Screening tests that allow removal of precanceous lesions, such as colon polyps.
  • Vaccines to protect against infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) and hepatitis B.
  • Surgery to remove tissues at risk, such as for women with increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer.