Flowers and a card are a great way to show you care for that special someone on Valentine’s Day or other holidays. But to show a loved one you care year-round, help them stay current on cancer prevention and early detection screening tests.
Regular screenings by a health care professional can help find cancer early, when it’s easiest to treat. At least half of all new cancer cases are cancer types that can be prevented or detected earlier by screening. It won’t just help your loved one stay healthy – it will help you do the same.
Not sure which cancer screenings are right for you or your loved one? Depending on age, sex, and cancer risk, screening recommendations will vary. The American Cancer Society can offer a quick overview of recommended tests through a simple health check tool at cancer.org/healthcheck. Based on answers to a set of questions about everyday activities and other personal information, the health check will deliver specific screening test recommendations that you can share with your doctor. You’ll also receive a personalized action plan for nutrition and physical activity that can help you live healthier and reduce cancer risk.
One of the best ways you can show loved ones you care is to help them take steps to live healthier and prevent or find cancer early – so they can celebrate more special days like birthdays and other milestones with you. Find more ways to stay well by calling your American Cancer Society anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or by visiting cancer.org.