Prevention & Early Detection

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Prevention & Early Detection

Sometimes cancer is unavoidable. But finding it early can dramatically improve your chances of beating it. If cancer is found when it is still small and has not yet spread, your chances of beating are good. However, the longer a tumor goes unnoticed, the greater the chance that the cancer has spread, which usually makes treatment more difficult. This section is designed to teach you what you need to know about early detection and screening for the most common types of cancers.

New screening program for those at high risk of lung cancer

Perhaps you smoked for many years but quit. That doesn’t mean you are safe from lung cancer. If you fit a certain profile, new screening may reduce your risk of lung cancer death. Learn more about our Lung Cancer Early Detection & Prevention program's low-dose CT screening.