Free Cancer Prevention Handouts and Fact Sheets
Cancer Clues that Can Save Your Life – What do cancer and lightning have in common? The answer: Most people think they come out of the blue–either they strike you down, or (if you’re lucky) they don’t. But that’s where the similarity ends. Far more people die from cancer than get hit by lightning–it’s the second leading cause of death in the United States (heart disease is first). Current estimates say that 30 percent of all Americans will develop some kind of cancer in their lifetimes, the most common forms being cancer of the skin, lungs, colon and rectum, breast, prostate, urinary tract, and uterus.
Diet and Cancer Risk – This kit contains more than 100 diet, exercise and nutrition related handouts. It is one of the single most useful packets of handouts we’ve ever discovered. Enjoy!
Sun Safety, Choose Your Cover – Each year, approximately one million skin cancers are detected. Scientists believe that reducing exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can decrease the risk of skin cancer. Americans want to know how they can protect their skin while still having fun outdoors. Meteorologists can play an important role in giving Americans the information they need to protect themselves from UV rays year-round. Inside is information you can give your viewers to help them protect themselves from the sun.
What Are the Risk Factors for Colon Cancer – A risk factor is anything that increases a person’s chance of getting a disease such as cancer. Different cancers have different risk factors. For example, unprotected exposure to strong sunlight is a risk factor for skin cancer and smoking is a risk factor for cancers of the lungs, larynx, mouth, throat, esophagus, kidneys, bladder, and several other organs.
Researchers have identified several risk factors that increase a person’s chance of developing colorectal cancer:
Keep Smokeless Tobacco Out – What is Chewing and Dipping? Tobacco is chewed by placing a golf-ball size wad between the cheek and teeth and sucking on it. Snuff is dipped by placing a pinch between the lower lip and teeth where it mixes with saliva and is absorbed. The user has an increased amount of saliva and must either swallow the tobacco juices or spit often.