The following cancer information is a collection of interactive health assessment tools. These tools are designed to help you better understand a broad range of cancer issues, conditions and risks.
General Cancer Information
- Colorectal Risk Assessment
Cancer of the colon or rectum (colorectal cancer) usually develops slowly, over several years. Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in both men and women in the United States and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths, according to the American Cancer Society. Still, the death rate from colorectal cancer has been dropping for the last 15 years because of better detection and treatment. Take this simple assessment to learn about your risks for colorectal cancer.
- Colorectal Cancer: Test Your Knowledge
True or false: Colorectal cancer—cancer of the colon or rectum—is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States.
- Leukemia Quiz
Leukemia is a cancer of the bone marrow and blood. It is characterized by the uncontrolled production of blood cells.
Melanoma and Skin Cancers
- Melanoma Quiz
Melanoma is a type of skin cancer. What increases your risk? What can you do to prevent it?
- Prostate Health Quiz
This quiz will help you build your knowledge of steps you can take to prevent prostate cancer.
- Breast Cancer Risk Assessment
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women (other than skin cancer). The American Cancer Society reports the breast cancer death rate is declining, probably because of earlier detection and improved treatment. This short assessment will help you determine if you have major risk factors for breast cancer.
- Breast Cancer Quiz
- Mammogram Quiz
- Cervical Cancer Risk Assessment
This assessment is valid for women between the ages of 21 and 69 who have had sexual intercourse at least once and who have not had a hysterectomy with removal of the cervix.
- Cervical Cancer Quiz
Death rates from cervical cancer are dropping, because more women are being screened.
- Ovarian Cancer Risk Assessment
This short assessment will help you find out if you have major risk factors for ovarian cancer.
- Lung Cancer Risk Assessment
Lung cancer is a cancer that starts in the lungs. The major cause of lung cancer is smoking cigarettes. Learn about risk factors for lung cancer by taking this short assessment.
- Cost of Smoking Calculator
Nothing good can be said about smoking. It's bad for your health and the health of those around you. Do you know how much money you could save if you quit smoking today?
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Hollings in the Community
At Hollings, we are working to reduce the cancer burden across South Carolina through cancer prevention and education programs, statewide partnerships, and a focus on reaching underserved populations through a variety of programs.
Prevention & Early Detection
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