Category Archives: Cancer Screenings

Can Pancreatic Cancer Be Found Early?

Pancreatic cancer is hard to find early. The pancreas is deep inside the body, so early tumors can’t be seen or felt by health care providers during routine physical exams. Patients usually have no symptoms until the cancer has already … Continue reading

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Can Lung Cancer be Found Early?

Usually symptoms of lung cancer do not appear until the disease is already in an advanced, non-curable stage. Even when symptoms of lung cancer do appear, many people may mistake them for other problems, such as an infection or long-term … Continue reading

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Can Bone Cancer Be Found Early?

Tests are routinely used to detect early stages of some types of cancer (such as breast, cervical, colorectal, and skin cancer) before they cause symptoms. At this time, no special tests are routinely recommended to detect bone cancers early. The … Continue reading

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Can Adrenal Cancer be Found Early?

It is hard to find adrenal carcinomas early and they are often quite large when diagnosed. Adrenal carcinomas are often found earlier in children than in adults because adrenal cancers in children more commonly secrete hormones. Children will show outward … Continue reading

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Can Breast Cancer In Men Be Found Early?

Early detection improves the chances that male cancer can be treated successfully.

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The Importance of Finding Breast Cancer Early

The goal of screening exams for breast cancer is to find cancers before they start to cause symptoms (like a lump that can be felt). Screening refers to tests and exams used to find a disease, such as cancer, in … Continue reading

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Finding Prostate Cancer Early

Screening refers to testing to find a disease such as cancer in people who don’t have symptoms of that disease. For some types of cancer, screening can help find cancers at an early stage, when they are more easily cured.

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