prevention

Pronunciation: (pree-VEN-shun)

In medicine, action taken to decrease the chance of getting a disease or condition. For example, cancer prevention includes avoiding risk factors (such as smoking, obesity, lack of exercise, and radiation exposure) and increasing protective factors (such as getting regular physical activity, staying at a healthy weight, and having a healthy diet).

Definition from: Cancer.gov

2005-07-08 Date last modified: 2006-02-03Cancer PreventionCausas y prevenciĆ³n