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State Cancer Registries Study COVID-19 in Patients and Survivors

National Program of Cancer Registries

The early days of the COVID-19 pandemic made it hard for patients with cancer to get the care they needed. Doctor’s offices and treatment centers were closed. Appointments for routine tests, including cancer screening tests, were postponed. As a result, many people did not get cancer screening tests in 2020. Read More >

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Your Life, Your Lifestyle: How Men Can Lower Their Chance of Getting Cancer

Men, June is the time of year when our families and friends acknowledge how much they care for us. Father’s Day and Men’s Health Month are celebrated this month. This is a time when we should also focus on ourselves. Read More >

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Cancer Disparities Among American Indian and Alaska Native People

Photo of an American Indian husband and wife near their home in Monument Valley, Utah.

“The regional data was extremely helpful for the Tribes. They were able to use these data to get funding for cancer prevention programs that they hadn’t been able to do before. The data that were available previously did not show a need for such programs,” explains CDC field assignee epidemiologist, Melissa Jim. Read More >

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Putting Cancer Data in the Fast Lane

National Program of Cancer Registries

This new cloud-based computer system will make the information available almost as soon as it’s entered. You—and your doctor and researchers—will know how cancer rates changed in your area last year, instead of 2 or 3 years ago. That information can help save lives. Read More >

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Have You Missed Cancer Screening Tests During the Pandemic?

Photo or Dr. Lisa Richardson, Director, CDC Division of Cancer Prevention and Control

CDC’s Dr. Lisa Richardson had her annual wellness visit and a mammogram in June 2020. “Although I knew that going to see my health care provider would be different from normal, it was the best decision for me to go and take care of myself,” she said. “The experience was different, but very safe.” Read More >

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