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Safely Get Screened for Breast and Cervical Cancer

COVID-19 has had a significant effect on people going to the doctor for routine checkups and preventive care, including cancer screenings. As COVID-19 cases increased, many places where people receive cancer screening closed and cancer screenings were canceled or delayed.   Additionally, stay-at-home recommendations and the fear of getting COVID-19 also impacted their  ability and willingness to get routine care. Read More >

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A Star That Helps Point the Way Toward a Cure for Childhood Cancer

Childhood Cancer Star Act

The STAR Act was crafted by parents, doctors, and organizations who strive to make a difference for children with cancer and their families, in partnership with legislators and others. Many of us could not change the outcomes for our own children. We lived the reality of hearing there were no options left. We had to watch our children suffer and die not only from cancer, but also from the side effects of the treatments they endured. That’s why we were determined to make a difference to create cures and improve childhood cancer patients’ quality of life. Read More >

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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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45 Is the New 50 for Colorectal Cancer Screening

Screen for Life National Colorectal Cancer Action Campaign

You may have heard by now that the new recommended age to start colorectal cancer screening has been lowered from age 50 to 45. When we started to think about messaging around this age change, we jokingly threw out phrases like, “You now get to be screened for colorectal cancer even earlier, starting at age 45—lucky you!” We know colorectal cancer screening isn’t anyone’s idea of a fun afternoon, regardless of which test option you use. Read More >

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