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While different screenings can be done at home, they are designed to inform people when they should see their doctor.
Delays in screening, diagnosis and treatment could lead to poorer outcomes.
What’s the best time to start these important cancer screenings?
Lung cancer screening can detect cancer early, when it is easier to treat.
Those with fatty liver disease and cirrhosis should undergo regular screening.
People with liver cirrhosis often have substantial financial burden that interferes with their care.
Bloody stools can be a sign of cancer, but not always.
AACR report highlights progress in preventing and treating cancer—including 27 new drug approvals last year—but disparities persist.
Experts advise screening for those with a personal or family history of breast or ovarian cancer, but not for all women.
Doctors are more likely to order breast and colorectal cancer screenings earlier in the day.
Some women should start screening earlier because they are at higher risk for developing breast cancer or having more aggressive disease.
Tailored feedback at colorectal cancer screenings increased preventive lifestyle behaviors.
Screening rates for breast, cervical, colorectal and prostate cancer are still below public health targets.
Black women and others at elevated risk should be evaluated by age 30.
Cancer-sniffing dogs could be the future of noninvasive cancer screening.
But as many as 40 percent of women who qualify for mammograms aren’t being screened.
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