Items Tagged ‘early detection’

September 13th, 2017

Annual Mammography Starting at Age 40 Prevents the Most Cancer Deaths

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When to initiate screening for breast cancer, how often to screen, and how long to screen are questions that continue to spark emotional debates. A new study compares the number of deaths that might be prevented as a result of three of the most widely discussed recommendations for screening mammography. Published early online in Cancer, […]

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Tags: Annual Mammography, Breast Cancer, breast cancer screening, early detection, mammogram, News, Prevents Death from breast cancer


November 12th, 2015

National “Check Yourself to Protect Yourself ALL YEAR” Campaign Highlights Need for Year-Round Skin Cancer Prevention

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Although one in five Americans will get skin cancer in their lifetimes, 65 percent of people of color don’t believe they are at risk and face lower survival rates as a result. To change these odds, the cancer organization Patients Rising will use the November timeframe – when most people are not thinking about the […]

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Tags: campaign, cancer screening, early detection, General Skin Cancer, News, Skin Cancer


May 12th, 2015

Regular Screening of Barrett’s Esophagus Patients Improves Rate of Early Cancer Detection

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Patients with Barrett’s esophagus who undergo regular exams have an improved chance that precancerous changes and esophageal cancer will be detected early. These findings were published in the journal Gut. Barrett’s esophagus is a pre-cancerous condition of the esophagus. It means that there is a type of cell called columnar epithelial cells present in the […]

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Tags: barrett's esophagus, Barrett's Esophagus Esophageal Cancer, early detection, endoscopic surveillance, Esophageal Cancer, News, Screening/Prevention Esophageal Cancer