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Compared to a colonoscopy, a fecal test is easy and affordable. But which method is better at finding colon cancer?
Screening is recommended for current and former heavy smokers ages 50 to 80, but HIV-positive people may benefit from earlier screening.
Although most people screened meet the USPSTF criteria, only one in five returned for a follow-up test a year later.
Dulcy Wolverton, MD, addresses common questions about this breast cancer screening tool. Plus: 6 tips to help you prepare for a mammogram.
Chadwick Boseman, star of the original “Black Panther,” died of colorectal cancer in 2020 at the age of 43.
Some women with dense breasts get extra cancer screenings in addition to mammograms. This can lead to false-positives and harm.
Plus, a court ruling has the potential to invalidate required free screenings, including for breast, colorectal, cervical and lung cancer.
These NFL footballers team up with the American Cancer Society for the “Crucial Catch: Intercept Cancer” awareness initiative.
Despite confusing media coverage of a study relating to colonoscopies, they are an effective tool in reducing colorectal cancer risk.
However, lung cancer incidence among HIV-positive people has fallen over the past two decades.
Elena Shagisultanova, MD, PhD, answers six questions about the importance of mammograms, the challenges of dense breasts and more.
Cancer mortality was about 3.5% lower in states that expanded Medicaid.
The clinical significance of many of the inherited mutations that can now be identified remains unclear.
The levels of prostate-specific antigen in the blood can indicate further testing is needed to screen for cancer.
“I am living proof that early detection can save lives,” Tigerlily CEO Maimah Karmo said at the NCCN cancer policy summit.
The ruling centered on PrEP as HIV prevention but could apply to cancer screenings and other services and drugs.
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