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Take charge of your health by knowing your risk

Knowing your risk for cancer is an important first step to staying healthy and identifying any risks at an early stage. Adventist Health and Rideout Cancer Care Center wants to partner with you. Below are common types of cancer and ways that you can evaluate your risk, and/or access resources you need to be informed.

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Breast cancer

Excluding cancers of the skin, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, accounting for nearly 1 in 3 cancers diagnosed in US women. Men are generally at low risk for developing breast cancer; however, approximately 1% of the male population will develop breast cancer.

Call (530) 751-5410 to schedule your screening mammogram today.

Colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths in women and second leading cause of cancer deaths in men in the U.S. The good news is that the five-year survival rate for colorectal cancer if found early is 90%. That’s why understanding your risk factors for developing colon cancer is so important.

Get the new guidelines for colorectal cancer screening. It’s important to discuss your family history and risk factors with your doctor at your next visit.

Lung cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women, making up almost 25% of all cancer deaths. Not all cases of lung cancer can be prevented, but there are some ways you can reduce your risk of getting lung cancer.

Prostate cancer

The prostate is a gland located in front of the rectum and underneath the urinary bladder. It is found only in men. The size of the prostate varies with age. In younger men, it is the size of a walnut, but it can be much larger in older men. Several types of cells are found in the prostate, but almost all of prostate cancers develop from the gland cells. The medical term for a cancer that starts in gland cells is adenocarcinoma.

Call (530) 751-4157 to schedule your screening today.

Skin cancer

With over 5 million cases diagnosed in the United States each year, skin cancer is America’s most common cancer. Fortunately, skin cancer is also one of the most preventable cancers. By sharing facts about the dangers of unprotected sun exposure and encouraging people to check their skin for warning signs, we can and will save lives. Download our ABCDE's of cancer guide here.