Cancer Programs and Resources

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Cancer is the second leading cause of death in Carroll County. But we can all take steps to reduce our risk of cancer.

​The Carroll County Health Department provides no-cost cancer screening and other services to eligible county residents for the following cancers:

  • Breast Cancer 
  • Cervical Cancer 
  • Colorectal Cancer 

Learn more about cancer screening recommendations and resources using the links below.

The Carroll County Health Department Cancer Program is funded by grant money through the Maryland Cigarette Restitution Fund Program, as well as through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 Cancer Programs/Resources

How can I reduce my risk of getting cancer? 

There are some risk factors you cannot change, such as your family history, your age, and your race, but there are some risk factors that you can change.

To lower your risk of getting cancer: 

  • ​Eat a diet high in fiber, such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Be physically active at least 30 minutes per day
  • Limit alcohol consumption
  • Stop using tobacco products

Learn more by visiting the CDC page: How to Prevent Cancer or Find It Early​.