KNSFHP 2250 (2 credits)
What you will learn:
- Identify major risk factors associated with cancer
- Prevention strategies
- Biological properties of cancer
What to expect:
- Develop and implement a personal cancer prevention program
- Regular online quizzes to demonstrate learning and comprehension of the materials
- Identifying and understanding major sources of cancer such as tobacco, alcohol, and the sun.
- Knowing your own personal susceptibility to cancer from family history
- Establishing a personal prevention program to potentially live a longer life
- You have a greater awareness of your overall health
- Tobacco use is the single largest preventable cause of cancer in the world causing 22% of cancer deaths
- More than 30% of cancer could be prevented, mainly by not using tobacco, having a healthy diet, being physically active and moderating the use of alcohol.
- Skin cancer is the number one cancer diagnosis in the United States – more common than all breast, prostate, and lung cancers combined. The majority of cases are caused by sun damage to skin cells, and therefore are largely preventable. When detected early, skin cancer has a greater than 95% cure rate, so vigilance with skin exams is essential