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This age group accounted for 16 percent of all patients diagnosed with screening-detected cancers in a recent study.
Screening rates for breast, cervical, colorectal and prostate cancer are still below public health targets.
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.
African-American women, in particular, are less likely to receive the recommended amount of screening after surgery.
But as many as 40 percent of women who qualify for mammograms aren’t being screened.
National Mammography Day is observed the 3rd Friday of October since 1993.
Findings demonstrate that breast-density evaluation can be done as well by an automated system as a radiologist.
This is particularly true among people who have false-positive breast or prostate cancer screening results.
The jury is still out on whether the newer technology is any better at identifying the advanced cancers that will become lethal.
Looking harder for cancer can lead to a self-fulfilling increase in cancer diagnosis.
Specifically, Medicaid expansion has helped increase detection for those at risk.
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