Mike Garvey was 44 when his Uncle Dan asked if he’d had a colonoscopy. After all, Mike’s grandfather was diagnosed with colorectal cancer when he was in his 50s.
With 2022 winding down and 2023 right around the corner, it's time to start thinking ahead to the resolutions you'd like to set for the new year.
Lung cancer is responsible for more cancer-related deaths each year than breast, prostate and pancreatic cancer combined, but the awareness of early detection methods for lung cancer are not as well known.
It’s no laughing matter: failing to prepare for your colonoscopy properly and completely might require starting the whole process all over again.
You could be considered at higher risk if you have a family history of certain cancers or if you have a known genetic mutation or abnormality associated with a predisposition for developing cancer, such as mutations to the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes.
Understanding screening recommendations is just one of the many obstacles and challenges faced by transgender people when it comes to taking care of their health.
The Anal Cancer Prevention Program works to ensure those with risk factors won’t delay their screenings. “If it’s caught early, it can really prevent the cancer from spreading and make treatment much easier.”
Colorectal cancer is curable if caught early, and the way to catch it early is through a colonoscopy.
"The mission of the COE is to assure that all cancer patients and communities in Western New York can benefit from, and have access to, all the clinical and scientific advances accomplished at Roswell Park.”
Firefighters face increased risk of developing cancer, underscoring importance of regular screenings
Firefighters, in particular, and other first responders are at higher risk of developing myeloma, lymphoma and cancer in the breast, lungs, skin, liver, testes and other organs.
“We want to go from 70% of lung cancers being diagnosed when surgery is not an option to 70% diagnosed when most can be,” Dr. Reid says.
As of July 2021, Roswell Park can now treat any first responder whose cancer has been certified under the World Trade Center Health Program and have it covered by the federal program.