Navigation Links
More Americans Urged to Get Cancer Screenings
Date:1/15/2009

Rates hover around 50 percent, despite proven benefits, report says

THURSDAY, Jan. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Screening for breast, cervical and colon cancer saves lives, but too few Americans are getting the recommended screens or getting them regularly enough, a new report shows.

The rate of screening for breast and cervical cancers has stayed about the same since 2000, while the rate of colorectal cancer screening has increased but not as fast as experts had hoped, according to the report released Thursday by the American Cancer Society.

"More people need to get screened than are being screened, and they need to get screened regularly -- that's a big problem," said report author Robert Smith, director of cancer screening at the cancer society.

Only 50.6 percent of men and women age 50 to 64, and 57.6 percent of those older than 65, have regular colonoscopies. In addition, only about 19 percent of adults have regular fecal occult blood tests.

Among women, 60.7 percent of those age 40 to 64 have mammograms; that number slips to 59.8 percent for women age 65 and over.

The best way to ensure that you are getting screened according to the American Cancer Society recommendations is to tell your doctor that you want to be current with the guidelines, Smith said. You should also tell your doctor that you want to be reminded when it's time to have a screening test.

For cervical cancer, women should get regular Pap smears, starting at age 20. For breast cancer, women should start getting regular breast examinations at 20 and annual mammograms at 40, Smith said.

For colorectal cancer, both men and women should start regular screening at age 50. Screening for colorectal cancer includes fecal occult blood tests, colonoscopy and computed tomography (CT) colonography, sometimes called virtual colonoscopy.

"We recommend that any stool blood test be done with high-sensitivity fecal o
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Economic Stimulus Package Could Impinge on Americans Health Privacy
2. Survey: Americans Love for Financial Security Taking Precedence over Traditional Romance This Valentines Day
3. Millions More Americans Might Be Placed on Statins
4. The Breast Cancer 3-Day Challenges Americans to Get Out of the New Year's Resolution Rut
5. Americans Consuming More Sugary Beverages
6. 61 Million Americans are at Risk of Vision Loss and Dont Even Know It
7. First Americans Arrived on 2 Separate Paths
8. Why Are So Many Americans Wearing Gold Earrings on their Right Ear?
9. Slim-Fast: An Effective Option to Help Cost-Conscious Americans Manage Their Weight
10. One Million Americans Now Receive Personalized FDA Drug Safety Alerts Through iGuard.org
11. African Americans to Reach Health Resolutions Through Search Your Heart
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
More Americans Urged to Get Cancer Screenings
(Date:5/5/2015)... 2015 Texting has become a common and ... some physicians text as a way to communicate with patients ... are doing so to assure medical records are updated after ... risk! When providers transmit protected health information (PHI), or ... the risk of violating the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability ...
(Date:5/5/2015)... (PRWEB) May 05, 2015 Lauren Blanda, ... retailer City Sports , was named one of ... active lifestyle industry by the SportsOneSource ... Ms. Blanda, 33, is one of 40 executives under ... Goods Business magazine) recognized for exceptional achievement in the ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... (PRWEB) May 05, 2015 ... honors Irene Taylor , Volunteer Executive Director ... a 2015-2016 inductee into its VIP Woman of ... prestigious distinction for leadership in business. NAPW is ... women, boasting more than 700,000 members and over ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... City, NY (PRWEB) May 05, 2015 ... honors Gloria M. Betancourt as a 2015-2016 ... Circle. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for ... organization exclusively for professional women, boasting more than 700,000 ... pleased to present Gloria with this important honor," said ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... During 2015-2019, the North American probiotic market is ... and APAC probiotic markets are the dominant regional markets ... lags behind owing to the certain eating behavior and ... probiotic market is led by the USA (with a ... The North American market for probiotics is driven mainly ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:HIPAA Compliant Texting Service from MedXcom now available for Policyholders 2Health News:Sporting Goods Trade Group Names City Sports’ Lauren Blanda to Its Annual “40 Under 40” List 2Health News:Sporting Goods Trade Group Names City Sports’ Lauren Blanda to Its Annual “40 Under 40” List 3Health News:National Association of Professional Women Inducts Irene Taylor into its 2015-2016 VIP Woman of the Year Circle 2Health News:National Association of Professional Women Inducts Gloria Betancourt, Receptionist at Consulate Health Care, into its 2015-2016 VIP Woman of the Year Circle 2Health News:North America Probiotic Market to Increase by 2019, Announces MicroMarketMonitor in Its New Research Report Recently Published at MarketPublishers.com 2
... ... live streaming online debate on impact of proposed healthcare reform on www.VeoMed.com/EMARC ... Los Angeles, ... association with Doctors for America, the California Medical Association, the Orange County Medical Association, ...
... Calls on ... ... Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains , with 24 health centers throughout Colorado, is working ... education for all teens during a week of action (Sept. 28 - Oct. 2) called ...
... , ... HealthForumOnline (HFO) has added a new online ... to their growing library of nationally-approved CE courses for mental health ... an altered state of consciousness that may occur close to death ...
... ... a non-profit orientation program for fathers-to-be, operating in more than 260 hospitals, clinics, schools, fire ... session October 2-3, 2009. , ... Irvine, CA and Denver, CO (Vocus) September 29, 2009 -- Boot Camp for ...
... and osteoarthritis may be more than just the wear and ... A Duke University study has found that the absence of ... arthritis, no matter how heavy they are. "We ... obese had no arthritis if their bodies didn,t have leptin," ...
... DALLAS Sept. 29, 2009 Maximizing the ... cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) substantially improves survival in patients ... according to a multicenter clinical study that included ... in today,s issue of Circulation , come ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Doctors Debate Healthcare Reform Online 2Health News:Doctors Debate Healthcare Reform Online 3Health News:Doctors Debate Healthcare Reform Online 4Health News:Planned Parenthood Kicks Off Sex Ed Week of Action 2Health News:New Online Continuing Education Course on Near-Death Experience Added to HealthForumOnline's Library for Mental Health Professionals 2Health News:New Online Continuing Education Course on Near-Death Experience Added to HealthForumOnline's Library for Mental Health Professionals 3Health News:New Online Continuing Education Course on Near-Death Experience Added to HealthForumOnline's Library for Mental Health Professionals 4Health News:New Online Continuing Education Course on Near-Death Experience Added to HealthForumOnline's Library for Mental Health Professionals 5Health News:Boot Camp for New Dads to Hold Master Coach Certification Training in Denver October 2-3, 2009 2Health News:Boot Camp for New Dads to Hold Master Coach Certification Training in Denver October 2-3, 2009 3Health News:Scientists find obesity alone does not cause arthritis in animals 2Health News:Scientists find obesity alone does not cause arthritis in animals 3Health News:Uninterrupted chest-compressions key to survival in cardiac arrest outside hospital setting 2
(Date:5/4/2015)... -- In an effort to raise awareness and the need ... established the Health Equity Hero Awards to celebrate the ... More than 83 million people in the ... These barriers are most significant for those who experience ... health literacy or geographic isolation.   "Connecting people ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... 4, 2015  Xencor, Inc. (NASDAQ: XNCR ... antibodies for the treatment of autoimmune diseases, asthma ... results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015 ... "Following our equity offering in February, which ... are in a strong financial position to advance ...
(Date:5/4/2015)...  BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: BSTC ), a ... as XIAFLEX ® (collagenase clostridium histolyticum or CCH) ... will announce its first quarter 2015 financial results after ... May 11, 2015 and will host a conference call ... Tuesday May 12, 2015.  In order ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:DentaQuest Honors Seven Oral Health Leaders As Health Equity Heroes With Inaugural National Award 2DentaQuest Honors Seven Oral Health Leaders As Health Equity Heroes With Inaugural National Award 3DentaQuest Honors Seven Oral Health Leaders As Health Equity Heroes With Inaugural National Award 4Xencor Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial and Operating Results 2Xencor Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial and Operating Results 3Xencor Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial and Operating Results 4Xencor Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial and Operating Results 5Xencor Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial and Operating Results 6Xencor Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial and Operating Results 7Xencor Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial and Operating Results 8BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. to Report First Quarter 2015 Financial Results on Monday, May 11, 2015 2
... WM Healthcare Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of Waste ... that it has purchased from Stericycle, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... regulated medical waste management solutions, including on-site sharps management ... for hazardous materials including chemical, pharmaceutical and radioactive waste ...
... YORK , May 6 In celebration of ... collaborating with some of the most influential female empowerment figures ... introduction of the first birth control pill in 1960.  Icons ... ; American feminist and journalist Gloria Steinem ; ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Waste Management Acquires Certain Assets of MedServe From Stericycle 2Waste Management Acquires Certain Assets of MedServe From Stericycle 3Women's Empowerment Icons Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Pill 2Women's Empowerment Icons Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Pill 3Women's Empowerment Icons Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Pill 4
2 tests on one meter. Glucose test for immediate glucose levels. GlucoProtein (Fructosamine) for overall control, average over prior 2-3 weeks. The Duet is the only hand held instrument to perform th...
The DOT-approved A150 test is used for workplace testing, most publicly for federally mandated testing of transportation workers, but also in private company "drug free workplace" programs. Each hash...
... QuickScreen multi-panel dip cards offer minimal exposure ... of any conceivable combination of 9 different ... your drug testing program. Just dip the ... timer tells you when to read the ...
... SureStep™ Drug Screen Tests are available in ... MDMA (Ecstasy). Designed using Microgenics Antibody Technology, ... only point of care immunoassay targeted to ... both MDA and MDEA but no cross-reactivity ...
Medicine Products: