Primary Prevention

  • A. I. Neugut
Part of the UICC International Union Against Cancer book series (UICCI)


Despite recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment of many types of cancer, the morbidity and mortality from cancer remain great. If cancer is cured, its aftereffects in financial, physical, and emotional matters shadow the remainder of that individual’s life. Even when screening is effective and more patients survive, the financial and emotional costs of having had a cancer are very high.


Smoking Cessation Primary Prevention Health Care Practitioner Chemoprevention Trial Radiation Occupational Exposure 
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