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Cancer Prevention and Screening

Prevention and screening are two of the most powerful weapons we have against cancer. Learn more about how to take care of your health and what resources are available in New York City.


Breast Cancer
All women can get breast cancer. Although the causes of breast cancer are still unknown, there are some factors that may increase women's chances of getting the disease.

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Cervical Cancer
Cancer occurs when cells inside the body change and begin growing out of control. A clump of these cells is called a tumor. A tumor can be benign (not harmful) or malignant (continuing to spread and destroy other parts of the body).

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Colon Cancer
Colorectal cancer affects men and women of all racial and ethnic groups, and is most often found in people aged 50 years or older. In the United States, it is the third most common cancer for men and women.

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Colon Cancer Information for Health Care Providers

Information and Resources


Skin Cancer
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. More than 3.5 million skin cancers in over two million people are diagnosed annually.

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