sábado, 16 de julio de 2016

CDC - Cancer Prevention Starts in Childhood Feature

CDC - Cancer Prevention Starts in Childhood Feature

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Cancer Prevention Starts in Childhood

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You can reduce your children’s risk of getting cancer later in life. Start by helping them adopt a healthy lifestyle with good eating habits and plenty of exercise to keep a healthy weight. Then follow the tips below to help prevent specific kinds of cancer.

Stay Safe in the Sun

Just a few serious sunburns can increase your child’s risk of skin cancer later in life. Follow our sun safety tips to protect their skin from the sun whenever they’re outdoors.
Indoor tanning and tanning outside are both dangerous. Don’t let your children or teens tan.

Get Your Kids Vaccinated Against HPV

Human papillomavirus (HPV), a common virus that can be passed from one person to another during sex, is the main cause of cervical cancer. HPV infection also can cause many vaginal, vulvar, penile, anal, and oropharyngeal cancers.
The HPV vaccine protects against the types of HPV that most commonly cause cancer. Both boys and girls should start and finish the HPV vaccine series of three shots when they are 11 or 12 years old. Teen girls and young women through 26 years, as well as teen boys and young men through 21 years, who haven’t started or finished the series should get those shots as soon as possible. The HPV vaccine can be given beginning at age 9.

Talk to Your Kids About Smoking and Cancer

The best way to prevent cancer caused by smoking is for kids to never start. Most people start smoking during adolescence. Nearly 9 out of 10 smokers start smoking by age 18, and 99% start by age 26.
In 2011, 44.7% of high school students reported that they had at least tried smoking. One in five high school students was a current smoker. Talk to your children about why you don’t want them to smoke.
Smoke from other people’s cigarettes (“secondhand” smoke) can cause lung cancer. There is no safe level of secondhand smoke for nonsmokers. Don’t expose your children to secondhand smoke. You can quit now.

More Information

Featured Resources

Protect Your Family and Yourself from Skin Cancer fact sheet
Learn how to stay sun-safe outdoors and why children and teens should avoid tanning in our Protect Your Family from Skin Cancer fact sheet.[PDF-860KB]
HPV Vaccines Are Safe For Your Child
This fact sheet[PDF-320KB] explains why HPV vaccines are safe for your child.
HPV Vaccine Is Cancer Prevention Video
In this video, a cervical cancer survivor shares how she protects her children from HPV-related cancers.
Sun Safety: What You Can Do brochureSun Safety: What You Can Do[PDF-860KB] lists ways schools, doctors, and parents can lower children’s skin cancer risk.
Kidtastics logoIn the “Sun Proof” podcast,the Kidtastics talk about the harmful effects of the sun and how to protect yourself.

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