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Cancer Screening
Cancer Screenings at Home During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Cancer Screenings at Home During the Coronavirus Pandemic

While it’s important to stay vigilant about changes in our bodies at all times, it’s especially important right now during the COVID-19 pandemic. Routine doctor visits are being postponed,  including normal checkups, and it may be hard to get an appointment once the doctor’s office reopens. 

Besides checking yourself for COVID-19 symptoms seemingly 10 times a day, you should also pay attention to how you feel otherwise. There are some general warning signs as well as some at-home cancer screenings you can do on your own. If you notice anything out of the ordinary, reach out to your doctor to start a discussion.

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An Incentive for Colorectal Cancer Screening

An Incentive for Colorectal Cancer Screening

Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States. The 2017 estimate is 135,430 new diagnoses of colorectal cancer and 50,260 deaths. The goal for health care providers is to reduce these deaths through early detection. Colon polyps can develop over 10-15 years. When detected early, polyps can be removed reducing the risk of developing and dying of rectal or colon cancer. Early detection becomes your ally yet, only 60% of Americans who should get screened, do.

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