Prevention and Early Detection at Drexel Cancer Care
There are several factors that can lead to the development of cancer. Some are genetic, while others are related to behavior and environment.
Because cancer treatments are most effective when cancer is caught early, Drexel Cancer Care provides several early detection services including genetic counseling and risk assessments (Rate Your Cancer Risk). These studies look at behavior, family history, environmental and occupational surroundings, and other critical indicators. Our cancer care specialists provide counseling on risk reduction and prevention, and recommend screenings as needed.
About one third of annual cancer deaths are related to poor nutrition, physical inactivity, and being overweight. These are considered preventable causes. If you are at risk for cancer, Drexel Cancer Care specialists can show you how to make beneficial life changes. Learn more about ways to prevent cancer.
The information on these pages is provided for general information only and should not be used for diagnosis or treatment, or as a substitute for consultation with a physician or health care professional. If you have specific questions or concerns about your health, you should consult your health care professional.