Cervical Cancer Awareness: Routine Exams, Regular Screening Key for Prevention
January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, a good time to shine a light on the disease and the importance of regular screening in its prevention. The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates about 13,960 new cases of invasive cervical cancer will be diagnosed in 2023 and 4,310 women will die from the disease.
Suniti Nimbkar, MD, Medical Director of the Breast Care Center at Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center in clinical affiliation with South Shore Hospital, answers common questions on breast cancer screening and prevention.
Five Questions on Prostate Cancer Prevention, Answered
According to the American Cancer Society, about one in eight men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime, and one in 41 will die of the disease. Because there are often no symptoms associated with early-stage prostate cancer, screening is crucial for early detection, better treatment options and more favorable outcomes for men.
In an effort to spread awareness about testicular cancer and the importance of testing for young men, radiation oncologist Peter F. Orio, III, DO, MS answers five common questions about prevention, screening and treatment.
Five Questions on Colorectal Cancer Prevention, Answered
March is National Colorectal Cancer Prevention Month, a good time to spread awareness about the disease and highlight the importance of colorectal cancer screening, prevention and treatment. Robert Driscoll, MD, explains how increased screening, improved treatment and more awareness about lifestyle-related risk factors are reducing the number of colorectal cancer diagnoses and deaths.
Five Questions on Lung Cancer Prevention, Answered
Because there are often no symptoms in early-stage lung cancer, people who are at high risk – including those who smoke or used to smoke – should be screened for lung cancer. Screening is crucial for early detection, better treatment options and more favorable outcomes for patients.