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Some patients develop a secondary blood cancer after receiving radiation or chemotherapy treatment for their initial cancer diagnosis
Black men with breast cancer were more likely to be diagnosed at a later stage.
The Food and Drug Administration re-emphasizes that mammography is still the most effective breast cancer screening test.
The starting age was lowered due to an increase in colorectal cancer among younger people.
While different screenings can be done at home, they are designed to inform people when they should see their doctor.
Doctors have used immunotherapy to treat a variety of cancers for almost five decades, and results continue to be encouraging.
The reduction in mortality was most evident during the first 10 years of follow-up after the first scan at age 40.
Mailing testing kits to people’s homes lowers costs and increases screening.
Screenings for colorectal, cervical and breast cancer are commonly given well past the recommended ages.
Screening would be especially cost effective in high-income nations.
New guidelines assert that cervical cancer is best detected by a human papillomavirus test, but some groups disagree.
Delays in screening, diagnosis and treatment could lead to poorer outcomes.
Annual fecal immunochemical testing is inexpensive and effective.
Draft recommendation would ensure more women and Black people meet the screening criteria.
I talked with Freddie Muse, Jr. to learn more about disparities in health care for Black men.
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