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Cancer Prevention

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

How can I reduce my risk of breast cancer?
Dr. Temeika Fairley, Senior Health Scientist at CDC, explains the healthy lifestyle choices you can make to help you reduce your risk of breast cancer.

What is the link between drinking alcohol and breast cancer?
Dr. Lisa Richardson, an oncologist and Director of the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control at CDC, explains the link between drinking alcoholic beverages and breast cancer risk, and what you can do to lower your risk.

When should I start getting mammograms?
Dr. Lisa Richardson, an oncologist and Director of the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control at CDC, talks about the best time for women to start getting mammograms to screen for breast cancer.

Why does breastfeeding lower your risk of breast cancer?
Dr. Lisa Richardson, an oncologist and Director of the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control at CDC, explains why breastfeeding your babies can lower your risk of breast cancer.


Screening and Early Detection
Find an Idaho mammogram location near you or contact your local hospital or health district.

Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in Idaho. The good news is that early detection saves lives! If you are 50 years old or older talk to your doctor about colorectal cancer screening.

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