Prevention & Screenings

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

Lowering Your Risk

Although many factors may increase your risk of 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

These interactive tools are designed to help you better understand your cancer risks.

Tobacco Treatment Program at MUSC Health
By quitting – even for one day – you will be taking an essential step toward a healthier life – one that can lead to reducing your cancer risk.

Lung Cancer Screening Program at MUSC Health
Lung cancer is the second most common cancer and the primary cause of cancer-related death in both men and women in the United States. The National Lung Screening Trial has shown that screening current or former heavy smokers with low-dose computed tomography decreases their risk of dying from lung cancer.

Mobile Health Unit

The MUSC Health Mobile Health 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.



MUSC Health’s team of fellowship-trained radiologists offer mammograms at three convenient locations in the Charleston area.