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Cancer Prevention

  • Mita Sanghavi GoelEmail author
  • Linda Overholser
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Abstract

Cancer prevention refers to activities that help to reduce the incidence and overall burden of cancer. It can include screening, but more broadly encompasses other activities in the clinical setting as well as individual behaviors. Traditionally, prevention has been defined in tiers of primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of General Internal Medicine and GeriatricsFeinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern UniversityChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Division of General Internal MedicineUniversity of Colorado School of MedicineAuroraUSA

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