Yes, it is possible to prevent some cancers! Screening tests are the key.
Why Target? Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States when men and women are considered separately, and the second leading cause when both sexes are combined. We have a unique opportunity with colorectal cancer—screening tests allow us to find precancerous lesions so they can be treated before they become cancerous.
Screening Tests Several tests can be used to find colorectal cancer. Regular screening tests beginning at age 50 and continuing until age 75 are recommended. The Colonoscopy Test (considered the gold standard)- a long flexible tube check for polyps or cancer inside the rectum and colon. During the test, the doctor can remove polyps and some cancers. Talk to your doctor about earlier or more frequent testing if you have other risk factors including family history, inflammatory bowel disease or a generic syndrome.
Get Tested for Colorectal Cancer - healthfinder.gov
Talk with your doctor and ask about your risk for colorectal cancer. All it takes is a visit to the doctor to have a special exam (called a screening).
Colorectal Cancer Screening - National Cancer Institute
What is a colorectal cancer screening?
Colorectal Cancer Prevention and Early Detection - American Cancer Society
Find out more about these tests and about the risk factors for colorectal cancer here.
Get Tested for Breast Cancer - healthfinder.gov
Mammograms can help find breast cancer early. Many women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early.
Breast Cancer Screening Reminder - American Cancer Society
Sign up for a breast cancer screening reminder.
Breast Cancer Prevention - National Cancer Institute
Learn about risk and protective factors for breast cancer.
The Breast Cancer Network of Western New York
Education, advocacy, and support in Western New York.
Dr. Bousader-Armstrong “Target-Colon Cancer”
Dr. Nathalie Bousader-Armstrong from Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center explains the importance of screening for colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, but it doesn't have to be. Early detection results and better treatment or prevention.
Dr. Bousader-Armstrong “Target-Breast Cancer”
Dr. Nathalie Bousader-Armstrong from Niagara Falls Memorial Medical center explains the importance of screening for breast cancer. About 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women. Screening test allow us to detect breast cancer early when it is most treatable and beatable.