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Cancer Screenings

Colon Cancer Rates Drop Dramatically In Last 10 Years

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 03.18.2014 | Fifty

By now, many people are aware that symptoms can be difficult to spot In the early stages of colorectal cancer. And because the symptoms don't often be...

Unforgiveable: Missed Opportunity to Save a Life

Marisa Weiss, M.D. | Posted 03.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Marisa Weiss, M.D.

It will take a diverse population's full participation in well-designed studies to provide women with a better answer to the question, "What should I do?" Until then, we should err on the side of early detection and early treatment.

How Much Do You Want to Know About Your Unborn Child's DNA?

Kyle Koeppel | Posted 10.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Kyle Koeppel

I personally would not select out or abort a fetus because it tested positive for Lynch Syndrome. I find it ironic that a living person has to wait until the age of 18 to have genetic testing, but an unborn child's parents can determine whether or not the child has Lynch Syndrome before birth.

The 5 Health Tests Women Can't Ignore

Barbara Dehn | Posted 09.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Barbara Dehn

When it comes to women's health, there are five health tests that have saved lives and helped improve the quality of life for millions of women, and yet are still underutilized, ignored or forgotten about.

4 Promising New Tests To Help Spot Cancer Earlier

Posted 07.06.2013 | OWN

These noninvasive screenings can speed detection -- and save many more lives. By Kelly DiNardo "Better late than never" may work with eye ex...

The Case for Lung Cancer Screening -- Now

Laurie Fenton Ambrose | Posted 06.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Laurie Fenton Ambrose

Cancer screening in general has come under concerted attack. Until there is greater progress in treating late stage and metastatic cancers of any type and in making the highly-touted biomarkers tests more accurate, screening is only way to find cancer at an early, curable stage.

Celebrating Women's Health and the Affordable Care Act

Cecile Richards | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics
Cecile Richards

Americans aren't looking for a president to revoke women's rights and take away their health care. They're looking for a leader who wants to expand access to affordable care.

Komen Abandons Contentious Plans After Backlash

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK — For leaders of the nation's pre-eminent breast-cancer charity, it was a firestorm they didn't see coming – and couldn't withsta...

Walker Targets Cancer Screenings

Mother Jones | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

First he gutted worker's rights, then slashed state education funding and dumbed-down sex ed....

Colon Cancer Screenings Up, Breast Screenings Stalled

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

ATLANTA — More older Americans are getting tested for colon cancer, with nearly two out of three getting recommended screenings. Meanwhile, rat...

Beating Cancer, One Screening at a Time

Sylvia Sukop | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sylvia Sukop

Counteracting the social taboo that still surrounds colorectal cancer is crucial to its prevention and early detection. Silence borne of shame or ignorance can in fact equal death.

What's Worse, Health Care or Cancer?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

The final fact is that American health care needs prevention more than anything else.