Prevention

Nearly 50% of cancers can be prevented through healthy eating, active living, through regular cancer screening and the implementation of health-promoting policies. 

Tobacco and Smoking Cessation

Tobacco is the leading cause of preventable illness and death in Ontario and Canada. Read more about the MHCW Regional Cancer Program's involvement with Smoking Cessation.
 
 
Research has proven that more than one-third of cancers are attributable to poor diet, unhealthy body weight, and physical inactivity. 
 
 
The Cancer 2020 report calls for increased research, surveillance and policy action to increase our understanding of and to reduce workplace and environmental exposures to carcinogens.
 
 
The HPV vaccine is almost 100% effective in preventing infection with four HPV types, which are responsible for 70% of cervical cancer cases and 90% of genital warts.
    
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