The Montana Cancer Control Program is a statewide, evidence-based approach to reduce the burden of cancer in Montana by:
- Reducing cancer incidence morbidity and mortality.
- Developing and promoting an integrated approach.
- Focusing on prevention, detection and treatment.
- Collaborating with agencies, worksites and individuals - we invite your participation!
What we offer:
- Worksite wellness program development and assistance programs.
Cancer Awareness Information
Reducing cancer risk factors may help prevent certain types of cancer. Risk factors include smoking, being overweight and lack of exercise. Protective factors include not smoking, avoiding second hand smoke, eating a healthy diet with lots of fruits and vegetables and being physically active every day.
- Screening is an important tool to look for cancer before a person has any symptoms. Screening can often find cancer at an early stage, making treatment easier and cure more probable. By the time symptoms appear, the cancer may have begun to spread. Screening is most common for cancers of the breast, colon and cervix.
- Risk factors are anything that would increase your chances of getting a disease. Some risk factors are under your control; some are not. However, just because you have a risk factor or two does not necessarily mean that you will get the disease. It just means you are at a greater risk.
- Risk reductions are things you can do to reduce your risk. Routine screenings and early detection are important parts of risk reduction.
- Warning signs are some of the signs and symptoms of the disease in its early stages.
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