death in both men and women worldwide. In Libya, 14% of the overall deaths are attributable to cancer. This study aims to determine the awareness level of cancer prevention and early detection among Libyan people. A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted from the first of January until the 27th of April 2021 through an online questionnaire. Data was collected from 328 adult people (18 and above) from different geographical areas in Libya. A descriptive statistical analysis and Chi-square test were performed to assess the socio-demographic factors and their association with cancer prevention and screening practices. Recognizing warning signs and symptoms of cancer ranged
86% for unusual lumps. Being female is significantly associated with attendance of educational programs and screening examinations. Older age groups practised cancer screening more than younger. Moreover, the medical work field was significantly associated with attendance of educational programs, doing screening examinations and participation in cancer awareness campaigns. Cancer awareness is the key to early detection, and the need for cancer awareness programs cannot be disregarded. Health education is necessary for the whole population and that to encourage cancer prevention and early detection among the Libyan community.