Approximately 40% of cancers are preventable through interventions such as tobacco control, environmental
controls, promotion of healthy diets, and physical activity.
Prevention offers the most cost-effective long-term strategy for control of cancer.
Health workers are responsible for educating the public on:
- Primary Prevention – sustained action to prevent a cancerous process from developing through risk factor
- Secondary Prevention – active discovery and control of cancerous or pre-cancerous lesions