What if we thought about cancer prevention from the beginning of life, instead of at the end? A special issue of the journal Pediatrics poses just that question.
Most kinds of cancer are caused by a combination of factors over time. Research suggests that we can take steps today to protect the health of babies and young children, and reduce their chances of getting cancer in the future. Visit Cancer Prevention During Early Life to learn about possible opportunities for cancer prevention from before birth through early childhood. Watch a video overview.
CDC scientists created the Cancer Prevention Across the Lifespan workgroup to work with leading national experts to learn how cancer can be prevented at different ages. The workgroup has also published journal supplements about cancer prevention among youth and cancer prevention during midlife.
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