Prevention and Healthy Living

The risk of developing some cancers can be lowered by avoiding certain risk factors. But not all cancers are preventable. Review Cancer.Net's Types of Cancer sections for more information about preventing specific types of cancer.

Cancer Causes

Information about the causes of cancer from the American Cancer Society


How drugs can be used to lower a person's chance of developing some cancers


How alcohol increases cancer risk and recommendations for use

Sun Safety

Information and resources on sun safety and skin self-exams from the American Cancer Society

Smoking and Tobacco

Information and resources on quitting tobacco use from the American Cancer Society