Prevention & Early Detection of Cancer

One of the greatest tools we have in fighting cancer is understanding your risks and taking steps to reduce your risk of developing cancer. The Hollings Cancer Center has a variety of educational events and screening programs designed to equip you with the knowledge and tools to understand and minimize your risk.

Lowering your Risk

Although many factors may increase your risk for developing cancer, you can reduce your risk by making healthy lifestyle choices:

  • Eat a balanced diet that includes fresh fruits and vegetables, limiting saturated fats.
  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Stop smoking and using other tobacco products.
  • Become more physically active.
  • Protect yourself from the sun’s rays, particularly between 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • If you drink alcohol, do so in moderation.
  • Follow recommended vaccinations.
  • See your doctor regularly.

Tools & Services

Hollings Mobile Health Unit

The Hollings Cancer Center Mobile Health Unit has supported our community with cancer screenings, preventive health education, and wellness counseling since 1998. The unit works to reach adults living in target areas of South Carolina who have difficulties accessing health care and who are at risk of developing cancer.

Learn more

Community & Awareness Events

  • Cooper River Bridge Run | April 4, 2020
    Registration is open for the 43rd annual Cooper River Bridge Run! If you'd like to fundraise on behalf of Hollings, be sure to select "Hollings Cancer Center" as your charity of choice! You can also email hccevents@musc.edu if you'd like to join us as a volunteer.

    Register

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