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Other than quitting smoking and controlling your weight, reducing your risk of cancer is not as straightforward as preventing, say, cardiovascular disease. But there are steps you can take to cut your risk, such as avoiding risk factors and undergoing appropriate screening tests. From these articles, you will learn about some accepted and innovative ways to reduce your risk of cancer, and the credibility of some "urban legends" about cancer risk.

Screening and Early Detection

Risk Factors and Risk Reduction

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