Many different risk factors may contribute to the development of cancer.
In fact, doctors estimate that as many as 50-75% of cancer deaths in the
United States are caused by factors that could have been avoided such
as smoking and poor nutrition and exercise habits. Some risk factors,
such as a family history of cancer, cannot be avoided.
The Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment is dedicated to preventing
cancer. Our Cancer Genetics Program is one of the most comprehensive programs
in Southern California. We also embrace clinical research by making a
number of clinical trials available to our patients. These trials represent
the most innovative and promising approaches today.
For information on site-specific cancer prevention, please click on one
of the following links below. For more information on Cancer Genetics,
Clinical Trials and our smoking cessation classes, please see the left
Prevention Guidelines for Specific Cancers: