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Life-saving Cancer Screenings: You Won’t Believe the Eye-Opening Facts About these 5 Types! #3 Will Leave You Shook!

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Life-saving Cancer Screenings: You Won’t Believe the Eye-Opening Facts About these 5 Types! #3 Will Leave You Shook!

Annual Cancer Screenings: What You Need to Know

According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), there are expected to be more than 1.9 million new cancer cases diagnosed in the U.S. in 2023. To detect cancer in its early stages, before symptoms appear, screenings are critical. With different screening methods used for various types of cancer, it can be confusing to know which doctors to see. Dr. Paunel Vukasinov, a board-certified internal medicine specialist and medical director at Medical Offices of Manhattan in New York City, shared his insights on annual cancer screenings.

Breast Cancer Screenings

About 13% of U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer sometime in their lifetime. The USPSTF recommends women begin talking to their primary health care providers about breast cancer screenings at age 40.

Cervical Cancer Screenings

Each year in the U.S., there are about 11,500 new cases of cervical cancer. Cervical cancer screenings are performed via a Pap smear.

Colorectal Cancer Screenings

Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the U.S. Routine screenings for this type of cancer usually begin at age 45 with a colonoscopy.

Lung Cancer Screenings

Lung cancer is the second most common type of cancer in the U.S. Screening for lung cancer is recommended for people who smoke or have quit within the last 15 years, are between ages 50 and 80, and have a smoking history of 20 or more “pack-years”.

Skin Cancer Screenings

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the U.S. Regular self-checks and dermatologist screenings can help detect skin cancer early.

For other types of cancer, it’s important to talk to your primary care doctor and discuss your concerns

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