Cancer Prevention Month Highlights Continued Need for Patient Education

February 19, 2020

This Cancer Prevention Month, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is supporting the American Institute of Cancer Research’s (AIRC) efforts to spread awareness about ways to help prevent a cancer diagnosis. 

Cancer Prevention Month follows the release of ASCO’s third annual National Cancer Opinion Survey.  The survey found that a majority of Americans are not actively incorporating cancer prevention into their daily routines. ASCO survey shows that only one in four Americans incorporate cancer prevention into their day-to-day life, even though as many as half of known cancer cases are preventable.  

Through their participation in Cancer Prevention Month, ASCO and AICR aim to inform people of the ways they can help lower their cancer risk by sharing information and resources. More doctor-approved patient information from ASCO on cancer prevention is available on Cancer.Net.  

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