Prostate cancer is the most common cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death among men in the United States. Black men are 70% more likely to get prostate cancer than White men. Prostate cancer usually grows slowly, but early detection increases the chance of successful treatment by more than 90%.
Depending on your risk factors, you should start screenings with your doctor in your 40s.
Ask your doctor if you’re at a greater risk of developing prostate cancer and if you should be screened.
Early colorectal cancer detection improves the chances of successful treatment outcomes and long-term survival. The 5-year relative survival rate when found early is about 90%. However, only 4 out of 10 colorectal cancers are detected early.
Screening can help identify pre-cancerous growths or polyps. Removing these abnormal growths early on can prevent their progression, thus reducing complications, especially for people 45 and older at average risk of developing the disease.
Talk to your doctor about scheduling your preventive screening and which type of screening is best for you!
Lung cancer is second only to skin cancer as the most common type of cancer in the U.S. The best way to reduce your risk of lung cancer is to not smoke and to avoid secondhand smoke.
But if you do smoke or used to, lung cancer screenings are recommended even if you don’t have any signs of symptoms. This is because if lung cancer is found at an earlier stage, it’s more likely to be treated successfully. In fact, the 5-year relative survival rate when non-small cell lung cancer is localized and detected early is 65%.
Talk to your doctor to find out if a lung cancer screening is right for you.
Regular check-ups help prevent cancer by finding changes in your body and improving outcomes. Early detection means less treatment and less time spent recovering.
Call our advocate today at 1-888-759-2764 to schedule your screening appointment.
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This information is provided for general informational purposes. Information contained in this communication is not intended to replace professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider regarding your healthcare needs.