Preventing Cancer in Maine:
Half of all cancers in Maine could be prevented with a dedicated effort to improve personal health and avoid known causes of cancer, including tobacco, excessive exposure to ultraviolet rays, viral infection and obesity.
Cancer Prevention Facts:
- Lung cancer is the #1 cancer killer in Maine, and our lung cancer rates are consistently higher than the US average.
- 1 in 4 Mainers use tobacco, and half of all Maine residents are former or current cigarette smokers.
- 1/3 of all cancer cases in the US can be attributed to obesity, physical inactivity or poor nutrition. 65% of Mainers are either overweight or obese
Our 20/20 Targets:
|Decrease Tobacco Use||
Increase Sun Safety
Increase HPV Vaccinations
Promote Healthy Lifestyles