Cancer

Definition:

there are many different types of cancer that affect different parts of the body; however, cancer generally is abnormal cell growth due to uncontrolled division of cells.

Prevention:

There are a variety of causes of cancer. Some of the most common causes of cancer are smoking, poor diet, obesity, excessive alcohol consumption, and lack of physical activity. By avoiding these risk factors, a patient can put him or herself at less risk of harm.

Links to authorities:

Screening for Life

Immunizations:

All adults need a seasonal flu (influenza) vaccine every year.
Every adult should get the Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) vaccine once – if they did not receive it as an adolescent – to protect against pertussis (whooping cough).  A Td (tetanus and diphtheria) booster should be given every 10 years.  Pregnant women should receive the Tdap vaccine each time they are pregnant, preferably at 27 – 36 weeks.

Additionally, adults with cancer should talk to their doctor or healthcare provider to determine which vaccines are recommended for you.