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AACR report highlights progress in preventing and treating cancer—including 27 new drug approvals last year—but disparities persist.
Experts advise screening for those with a personal or family history of breast or ovarian cancer, but not for all women.
Doctors are more likely to order breast and colorectal cancer screenings earlier in the day.
Some women should start screening earlier because they are at higher risk for developing breast cancer or having more aggressive disease.
Tailored feedback at colorectal cancer screenings increased preventive lifestyle behaviors.
Talk to your doc before ruling out screening.
Screening rates for breast, cervical, colorectal and prostate cancer are still below public health targets.
Blacks have higher rates of positive screens and lung cancer diagnosis.
Black women and others at elevated risk should be evaluated by age 30.
Cancer-sniffing dogs could be the future of noninvasive cancer screening.
But as many as 40 percent of women who qualify for mammograms aren’t being screened.
This is particularly true among people who have false-positive breast or prostate cancer screening results.
Researchers find that screenings can lead to unnecessary surgery in women without cancer.
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