Get in Gear and Get Screened!

September is both Cervical Cancer and Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. What a great reminder to get screened for all types of cancers!

Cancer screening saves lives by detecting cancers early when treatment is most effective. In addition to getting screened, you can also help lower your cancer risk by knowing yourself, your risk factors and your family history. Implementing some lifestyle changes can also help lower your risk:

  • Stay away from tobacco.
  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Get moving with regular physical activity.
  • Eat healthy with plenty of fruits and vegetables.
  • Limit how much alcohol you drink.
  • Protect your skin from the sun.

Learn more about the most commonly diagnosed cancers, screening tests and guidelines and what you can do to lower your risk for each by reading through our printable fact sheets.

You can also learn more by visiting CCHD’s Cancer Control program, the National Cancer Institute, or the American Cancer Society.

You may be eligible for free or low-cost breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screenings! The Montana Cancer Screening Program promotes early detection of cancers and help cover costs of screenings for eligible men and women. To learn more, visit CCHD’s Cancer Screening Program online or call 791-9272.