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An estimated 1.7 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer this year. Regular screenings and health check-ups can help prevent cancer and improve outcomes.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Women should begin breast cancer screenings between ages 40-45, or earlier depending on your family history and other risk factors.
Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed among American women, and researchers are seeing a trend of younger people being diagnosed. Recently, screening age dropped from 45 to 40. speak with your doctor about your risk factors and whether an in-home screening is right for you.
Screenings are key for detection, but there are steps you can take to prevent your risk.
- Don't use tobacco
- Eat a healthy diet
- Exercise regularly
- Use sunscreen
- Get regular check-ups and recommended screenings
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