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A research dog identified cancerous lung tumors 97 percent of the time.
Nancie Petrucelli is senior genetic counselor at the Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit.
Genetic mutation raises the risk of breast, ovarian and prostate cancers.
Screening rates for breast, cervical, colorectal and prostate cancer are still below public health targets.
Doctors with personal cancer experience are 17 percent likelier to prescribe cancer screenings to low-risk patients.
Blacks have higher rates of positive screens and lung cancer diagnosis.
Cancer does not discriminate — and just because you do not have it in your family, well, that just means it might start with YOU.
Many low-risk patients receive high-cost procedures that are not recommended.
Black women and others at elevated risk should be evaluated by age 30.
Cancer-sniffing dogs could be the future of noninvasive cancer screening.
The system performed at least as well as 21 board-certified dermatologists in distinguishing skin melanomas from benign moles.
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