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Cancer Screening: It Could Be Hard to Get the Facts
Most people would agree that cancer screening is a good thing. After all, you're either preventing cancer or catching it early. Unfortunately, the majority of cancer screening guidelines may be lacking in important patient information.
Advice for Smarter, Cost-Saving Cancer Screening
Catching cancer early can save lives, but screening too often — without good reason — may be costly and harmful.
A Stagnant Scene for Cancer Screening
Public health campaigns and billboards promoting cancer screening abound, but are these efforts working?
Cancer Screening May Not Benefit Elderly
Regular cancer screenings are widely regarded as an important part of preventive medicine, particularly for people in midlife. But those same screenings might cause more harm than good in older patients facing a limited life expectancy.
Do Contraceptives Increase Your Cancer Risks?
You're taking the pill, or maybe you've tried one of the injectable contraceptives. Now you hear something about an association between birth control and cancer and you start to freak. No need to.
How Obesity Weighs on Cancer Screenings
Does obesity play a role in whether or not people undergo various types of cancer screening? The simple answer is "yes." The more nuanced answer says it depends on the individual's gender, race and type of cancer screening.