Cancer Prevention Is In Your Hands…Literally.

Every year, about 70,000 people are diagnosed with cancer between the ages of 15 and 39.

Let’s talk about cancer screening. I know it’s not a lot of fun to talk about because we all know how scary cancer can be. But cancer screening is so important for everyone, even people in their 20s!

Why?  Because cancer can happen to anyone, and screening increases the chances of finding certain cancers early.

So are college-aged students at risk for cancer?

Yes.

It’s a common assumption among college-aged students to assume a lump could never be cancerous because of the belief they are too young to get cancer. Although the possibility of being diagnosed with a serious disease isn’t something many college-age students experience, it is still a possibility.

So What Can You Do To Reduce Your Risk of Cancer?

Learn how to screen for cancer. Regular self-exams for various types of cancers (e.g., cancer of the skin, colon, prostate, cervix and breast) can increase your chances of finding cancer early and begin treatment.

Join us on FAU’s Breezeway on Wednesday  from 11am-1pm to learn more about cancer screening. There will be free t-shirts for the first 150 students who stop by.

If you can’t make it, schedule an annual physical with your doctor and talk with them about cancer screening and ask how to conduct self-exams.

Cancer prevention is in your hands….literally.

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