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Cancer Prevention

While there is no sure way to prevent cancer, there some ways to overall reduce your risk and catch early detection.

Cancer Prevention
  • Reduce your overall risk through healthy lifestyle behaviors and getting recommended screening tests.
  • The goal of cancer screening is to find pre-cancer or cancer early when it is more treatable and curable.
  • Keep a healthy weight.
  • Stay physically active.
  • Talk to your doctor about quitting smoking.
  • Choose not to drink alcohol, or drink alcohol in moderation.

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Breast Cancer

Breast cancer occurs almost entirely in women, but men can get it, too. It makes up about 30% (or 1 in 3) of all new female cancers each year.

Here are some helpful facts:
  • Breast cancer can be detected through mammograms, which are special x-rays of the breasts.
  • Some women may also benefit from getting breast ultrasounds if they have dense breasts.
  • We recommend mammograms every 2 years from age 50 to 74.

Family history is important—ask your relatives about their cancer history.


FHCHC provides care for multiple generations at nearly 80,000 office visits in 14 locations. We are proud to offer a wide range of primary and specialty care services, as well as evidence-based patient programs to educate patients in healthy lifestyle choices, pre-natal care and parenting workshops. Even as we grow and are able to bring high quality health care to more areas that need access, we continue to put our patients first in everything we do.

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