“Cancer” refers a large group of diseases that develop when abnormal cells divide uncontrollably and spread to other bodily tissues. More than 100 different types of cancer exist. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States, taking nearly 40,000 lives in 2011. Lung cancer ranks second in incidence, but it kills more women each year than any other cancer.
Know Your Risk:
Understanding your risk of developing different types of cancer is important. Use the tools below to learn how you can decrease your risk for cancer.
- Siteman Cancer Center’s “Your Disease Risk” Tool (for 12 different types of cancer!)
- National Cancer Institute’s Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool
- Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s Lung Cancer Risk Assessment Tool
- Komen’s Breast Cancer Risk Factors PDF
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