Tag Archives: cancer screening

Lung cancer screening

Wow! Lung cancer accounts for 27% of all cancer deaths in the United States. 7% of Americans will be diagnosed and 6% will die from it.   Among heavy smokers, 33% of them will die from lung cancer.   In the 1960s … Continue reading

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Endometrial, lung, and ovarian cancers: How, when, and DO we screen?

American Cancer Society Screening guidelines were just released. Endometrial cancer.  This is cancer of the lining of the uterus.  No routine screening test should be performed.  Women should have testing if they have symptoms: irregular or unexpected vaginal bleeding, especially … Continue reading

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How often do YOU need a pap?

The Pap smear used to be done every year. . . guidelines have changed.  Read on. . . We perform paps on women to screen for abnormal cells on the cervix.  Cervical cancer is a disease of sexually active women, related to … Continue reading

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