• By Jeff Olsen

Mayo Clinic Minute: 5 cancer prevention strategies

November 10, 2016

cancer patient, lying down, being comfortedResults from the latest Mayo Clinic National Health Check-Up survey show Americans who are concerned about cancer may not be aware of all the ways they can prevent it.

"That's one of the benefits of this survey," explains Dr. John Wald, medical director for Public Affairs at Mayo Clinic. "It allows us to understand where there are gaps in information and to address them."

For example, Dr. Wald says 84 percent of survey participants indicated they would use a cancer prevention vaccine. However, only 40 percent of women and fewer than 10 percent of men currently get the cancer prevention vaccine for HPV.

"That tells us there is a disconnect," explains Dr. Wald. "And, that's an opportunity for us to create a new conversation."

In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. Wald starts that conversation with five simple cancer prevention strategies you can work into your life.

Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute

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