Prevention & Early Detection

The American Cancer Society reports that half of all men (1 in 2) and one-third of all women (1 in 3) will develop cancer in their lifetimes. Do what you can to avoid becoming a part of these statistics.

You can reduce your cancer risk - nearly 50% of cancers can be prevented.

Cancer Prevention Tips

Here are 7 ways you can reduce your risk of cancer:
  • Be SunSmart - Slip, Slap, Slope, Seek, Slide - The 5 S's
  • Maintain a Healthy Diet 
  • Exercise Regularly 
  • Live Tobacco-Free 
  • Reduce Alcohol Consumption 
  • Practice safe sex and get immunised
  • Know your family medical history and get regular cancer screenings

Click here for information on each of these.

To get early diagnosis and treatment to effectively fight cancer, see your doctor if you notice any of the following symptoms.
  • A lump in the breast or any part of the body
  • A sore or pain that doesn’t heal
  • A cough that doesn’t go away
  • A new mole or change(s) in a mole
  • Changes in your bowel or bladder habits
  • Unusual discharge or bleeding
  • Unexplained weight loss or gain
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Discomfort after eating
  • Frequently tired or weak

Check out Bermuda's Cancer Screening Guidelines here.

Find cancer early! Breast, cervical, skin, colorectal and prostate cancers may be found early or prevented by having regular cancer screening tests. Our Services

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If you have questions about cancer, we have answers: