There is a common misconception that cancer only strikes the elderly, and that it could never happen to us. In actuality, cancer can affect anyone at any time. The key to decreasing a person's chances of incidence is prevention and early detection. Checkups and screenings will help you and your doctor identify health problems in their earliest stages. It is a good idea to see a doctor on a regular basis – even if you feel “fine." It is important to remember that no one is exempt from developing cancer.
A Few Reasons to Get ScreenedBecause...
- Prevention and early detection can increase your survival rate
- 11,028,000 million individuals are currently living with cancer
- 1 in 8 Women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime.
- 1 in 6 Men will develop prostate cancer in Prostate Cancer in
- Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths and kills more Americans each year than breast, colorectal, prostate, and pancreatic cancer combined. These are just a few of the more than 200 types
- Start slow, conduct a self skin, breast, or testicular exam at home
- Make an appointment with a physician, stick to it, and GO!
- Ask questions & speak up about symptoms, medical and family history
- Get screened, start with your annual health exam
- Ask your doctor what other screenings are right for you
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