An ounce of prevention
is worth a pound of care
While many forms of cancer are not preventable, developing healthy lifestyle habits and getting regular screening exams can greatly reduce your risk for several types of cancer.
Novant Health offers a range of services to help you learn how to reduce your cancer risk or to detect cancer early at its most treatable stage. Cancer screening exams are based on age, gender and disease risk. Risk assessment and reduction services and diagnostic evaluation services are also offered as part of our comprehensive program.
Below are a few of the prevention and early detection services we offer. These programs may vary from location to location, so be sure to check with your local Novant Health medical center to see which services they provide.
Prevention – cancer risk factors that you can control
- Stop smoking now. We offer smoking cessation programs that can help you eliminate tobacco use from your life.
- Eat for a healthier lifestyle. Our nutrition services can teach you how to eat a healthy diet that is low in fat, high in fiber and filled with fresh fruits and vegetables.
- Be sun smart. Protect yourself from the harmful UV rays of the sun by staying in the shade, covering exposed areas of skin, and wearing sunscreen. If you have an area on your skin that looks suspicious, please have it evaluated by your primary care physician or one of our Novant Health dermatologists.
Early detection – regular screening improves cancer outcomes
To learn more about cancer prevention and early detection, contact the Novant Health location nearest you.