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.
“The best screening test is the one that gets done,” Dr. Nurkin says.
It’s important that people with acid reflux or those with a family history of stomach cancer be alert to any new stomach symptoms and address them as soon as possible.
Roswell Park Comprehensive Care Center’s Lung Cancer Screening Program utilizes a practical metric to help patients assess their smoking history and determine whether they should seek lung cancer screening known as the Pack/Year.
"Most men don’t realize that if your PSA number doubles from one year to the next, you’re in trouble. We want to express that to men, to take advantage of the situation and be educated.”
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.
Instead of ringing the bell by herself, Robyn invited Jody to join her. After all, if it weren’t for Jody’s advice, support and guidance, Robyn’s journey might have been very different.
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.
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"Men need to know that they’re in the driver’s seat. Going to see your doctor doesn’t mean they’re going to operate on you; it’s just going to see a doctor, so you know what your PSA numbers are."
In late August, fans around the world were shocked by the unexpected death of “Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman, who had not disclosed his four-year battle with colon cancer. His death shone a light on the fact that younger people, especially younger Black men and women, have a higher incidence of colorectal cancer — and a higher rate of death from the disease — than any other racial group in the United States.
Unfortunately, most pancreatic cancer cases are not found until the disease has reached stage IV.