Cancer is the leading cause of death in Idaho. While not all cancers are preventable, many of the known risk factors can be decreased or eliminated through personal behaviors.
Some behaviors that have been shown to reduce the risk of cancer include eliminating the use of all tobacco products and exposure to secondhand smoke, engaging in physical activity, and maintaining a healthy weight. Other personal factors linked to cancer prevention are protection from natural ultraviolet (UV) radiation and avoiding UV exposure from artificial sources, such as tanning beds and sun lamps; following recommended vaccination guidelines; and reducing exposure to environmental carcinogens.
Through healthy lifestyle practices and other policy-driven and systematic changes, we will reduce the burden of cancer in Idaho.
CCAI Prevention Goals
HPV Free Idaho:
HPV Free Idaho is calling you to action in the fight against human papillomavirus (HPV), a group of viruses linked to multiple types of cancer and other diseases. We are asking you to join us in the fight against HPV starting today by improving HPV vaccination rates in Idaho.