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The Guide to Clinical Preventive Services

Together, the Community Guide and the Clinical Guide provide evidence-based recommendations across the prevention spectrum.


Cancer Prevention and Control

  • Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States, responsible for an average of 1,575 deaths each day (CDC) External Web Site Icon.
  • In 2010, the cost of medical care for cancer was an estimated $124.6 billion in the United States (National Cancer Institute) External Web Site Icon.
  • More systematic efforts to expand use of established screening tests, reduce tobacco use and obesity, and improve diet and physical activity could prevent much of the suffering and death from cancer (ACS) External Web Site Icon.