The Bismarck Cancer Center (BCC) allows patients in our area to receive state-of-the-art cancer treatment and caring support while staying close to home and loved ones. We have a highly-skilled and compassionate team of radiation therapists, medical physicists, nurses and dosimetrists working with your radiation oncologist to care for you during your treatment.
Dr. Robert Reynolds
Ask a Pro - Cancer Prevention

w/ Dr. Robert Reynolds, Radiation Oncologist, Bismarck Cancer Center

Q:  What are some things I can do to help prevent me from getting cancer?

A:  There are more than 100 types of cancer in the world.  Even though this is an alarming number, by taking time to focus on cancer prevention, you can lower your risk of getting cancer and many cancer-related deaths can be prevented.

Research has shown that more than 40 percent of all cancers diagnosed in the United States can be attributed to preventable causes – things like smoking, obesity, physical inactivity, and excessive exposure to the sun. As a result, steps like quitting smoking (or never starting in the first place), maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly, protecting your skin from the sun, and getting vaccinated against the viruses that cause certain cancers can dramatically reduce your risk of certain cancers.

Another important preventative step is making sure you get regular medical care.  Self-exams and screening for various types of cancers- such as cancer of the skin, colon, cervix, and breast-can increase your chances of discovering cancer early, when treatment is more likely to be successful. Prevention is the first step in fighting the battle

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