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Plus: Over 10 prevention services related to hepatitis, HIV and sexually transmitted infections covered by the Affordable Care Act.
Although most people screened meet the USPSTF criteria, only one in five returned for a follow-up test a year later.
Plus, a court ruling has the potential to invalidate required free screenings, including for breast, colorectal, cervical and lung cancer.
The Affordable Care Act requires Medicaid to cover preventive screenings such as those for colon and rectal cancer.
Are the costs of screenings and the potential harms of overdiagnosis justified by the number of lives that could be lost to melanoma?
When it comes to prevention, Medicaid also plays a role in lowering the burden of cancer among people living with HIV.
A Canadian study finds an immediate cancer diagnosis decrease of 34% in March 2020, followed by a slow and incomplete recovery.
Screening for hepatitis B virus and liver cancer prevention were promoted through the KakaoTalk app.
Men and Black people were more likely to have antibodies against hepatitis C virus.
The revised 2021 recommendations might not dramatically improve access to screening for minorities.
Colorectal cancer threatens first-, second- and third-degree relatives of individuals with early-onset colon cancer.
The test can detect more than 50 cancers, including many that are difficult to catch early, with very few false positives.
The early cancer is detected, the easier it is to treat.
Young Black men who received PSA testing more often were 40% less likely to be diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer.
Screening and education provided in the NCI Familial Melanoma Study could lead to earlier detection of melanoma in melanoma-prone families.
The update ensures that more minorities and women with lighter smoking histories now qualify for screening.
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