Return to Screening
Cancer prevention and early detection are central to the American Cancer Society’s mission to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer. Early detection of cancer through screening reduces mortality from cancers of the colon and rectum, breast, uterine cervix, and lung. Cancer mortality has declined in recent decades in part due to progress in cancer screening technologies, awareness, research, and the general population’s improved uptake in screening services. Yet, far too many individuals for whom screening is recommended remain unscreened, and this situation has been aggravated by the substantial decline in cancer screening resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Moreover, the pandemic-related disruptions will likely exacerbate existing disparities in cancer screening and survival across groups of people who have systemically experienced social or economic obstacles to screening and care. Please join us to learn about cancer screening guidelines, methods, and what you can do to help create a cancer-free Arizona.
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