American Internet Tech donates to American Cancer Society (February 2021)

American Internet Tech donates to American Cancer Society (February 2021)

February is National Cancer Prevention Month.

Research has shown that more than 40 percent of all cancers diagnosed and nearly half of all deaths from cancer in the United States can be attributed to preventable causes – things like smoking, excess body weight, physical inactivity, and excessive exposure to the sun.

As a result, steps like quitting smoking (or never starting in the first place), maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly, protecting your skin from the sun, and getting vaccinated against the viruses that cause certain cancers can dramatically reduce your risk of certain cancers.

In the United States, many of the greatest reductions in cancer morbidity and mortality have been achieved through the implementation of effective public education and policy initiatives.

For example, such initiatives drove down cigarette smoking rates among U.S. adults by greater than twofold from 1965 to 2017. But three out of 10 cancer deaths are still caused by cigarette smoking, and lung cancer is still the leading cause of cancer-related deaths for both men and women.

It remains imperative that we identify strategies to enhance the dissemination and implementation of our current knowledge of cancer prevention, and to implement effective evidence-based practices that reduce risky behaviors in all population groups.

American Internet Tech is supporting American Cancer Society’s tremendous efforts by making one more monthly donation.

Just being aware is not enough. We need to TAKE ACTION!