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Ask the Doctor: 10 Tips for Breast Cancer Screening

Connie Lehman, MD Director of Breast Imaging Medical Director of Radiology Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 1. Get Screened Regularly. Early detection offers the best chance for a cure. Screening guidelines vary; talk to your healthcare provider to determine what is right for you based on your individual risk factors. The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance supports [...]

Start 2017 Right: Plan for Cancer Screening and Save Lives!

Screening guidelines should initiate conversations with your healthcare team.  Charles H Weaver MD, Editor CancerConnect The goal of cancer screening is to find disease at early stages in people who are otherwise asymptomatic—before it causes symptoms and when it may be more easily treatable.  Screening tests are not available for every [...]

Q&A Cancer Screening

Q&A with Therese Bartholomew Bevers, MD, FAAFP Professor, Department of Clinical Cancer Prevention Medical Director, Cancer Prevention Center Medical Director, Prevention Outreach Programs University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston Q: Why is cancer screening an important element of a woman’s overall healthy aging plan? A: There are a number of cancers [...]

The Importance of Awareness of Breast Density and Its Impact on Cancer Screening and Risk

Women in the United States may not be adequately aware of breast density and its complications. Legislation that requires providers to discuss a woman’s breast density is likely to help build awareness. These findings were reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology . Breasts are considered dense if they have a lot [...]

Cervical Cancer Screening and Prevention

From the article Stop The Shame . From the Foundation for Women’s Cancer For more than 50 years, routine use of the Pap test to screen for cervical cancer has reduced deaths from the disease by more than 70 percent. A Pap test is a standard way that healthcare providers can check to see [...]

Medicare Adds Lung Cancer Screening Coverage

Lung cancer now appears to be responsible for more cancer deaths among women in the developed world than breast cancer, making it the leading cause of cancer death for women in these countries. There is, however, encouraging lung cancer news: as of February 2015, Medicare is covering low-dose CT (computed tomography) [...]

Roswell Park Cancer Institute Experts Discuss Lung Cancer Screening

Cancer screening saves lives, but when it comes to lung cancer, early detection has long been a challenge. Thankfully, the outlook for those at highest risk of this deadly disease is improving thanks to new lung cancer screening techniques. Three leading cancer experts from Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) in Buffalo, [...]

Breast Cancer Screening and Prevention

October is breast cancer awareness month, and a great time to read up on news and insight into screening and prevention. Take time this month to review your personal screening plan and prevention strategies. For further insight, check out the following articles: Get the Facts . . . and a Better Mammogram [...]

Ovarian Cancer Screening

By Sarah F. Adams, MD The Victor and Ruby Hansen Surface Professor in Ovarian Cancer Research, Assistant Professor, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, The University of New Mexico Cancer Center, HERA Women’s Cancer Foundation Board Member   While progress has been made in diagnosing other forms of female cancers, the survival statistics for women [...]

Colorectal Cancer Screening Works Over Long-Term

The results of a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine , suggest that it pays to follow colorectal cancer screening recommendations—and people who do follow the guidelines are less likely to develop colon cancer than people who do not. Colorectal cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer-related death [...]