Daily Cancer Fact: Preventative Medicine

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Preventive Medicine 6. Preventative Medicine

True or false: There is a pill I can take to reduce my cancer risk.

True (for some cancers). “Chemoprevention” is the term used to describe the use of a medication, supplement or food to prevent or delay the development of cancer. Although there are many false claims on the Internet about magic pills to prevent cancer, there are medications that are effective chemoprevention agents for several cancers.

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