Breast, cervical, and colorectal cancers cause more than 100,000 deaths each year. This podcast discusses the importance of cancer screenings. Created: 1/26/2012 by MMWR.
Date Released: 1/26/2012. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Catch Cancer Early
Cancer Screening— United States, 2010
Recorded: January 24, 2012; posted: January 26, 2012
This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States. However, advances in both detection and treatment of various cancers have made surviving much more likely. Breast, cervical, and colorectal cancers cause more than 100,000 deaths each year.
Fortunately, screening tests are available that can detect these cancers early, increasing the chances of successfully treating them. For most adults, screening for both breast and colorectal cancers should begin at age 50, and women should begin getting tested for cervical cancer at age 21.
If you aren't currently getting these tests, or have questions about which tests are right for you, make an appointment with your health care provider.
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