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Finding Cancer Early

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Protecting Yourself
From Cancer

Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for 20 million deaths in 2020 alone. That’s not all – more than two-thirds of all new cancers are diagnosed among people aged 60 years and older. In fact, growing older is one of the biggest risk factors for getting cancer

 

As a result, when people live longer, the number of new cancer cases rises. The good news is there are ways to prevent cancer, and to avoid increased risk of death from cancer. How? Find it early. Or even before it occurs

Screening Tests

Today, we have effective treatments for even the deadliest cancers; however, the key to success is early detection. And many cancers can be caught early through regular screening, including:

 

While the flu vaccine might be the first inoculation you get, it shouldn’t be the last. These vaccines are also important and covered by Medicare and most insurance:

  • Breast cancer

  • Cervical cancer

  • Prostate cancer

  • Head and neck cancers

  • Skin cancer, including Melanoma

  • Esophageal cancer

  • Colon and rectal cancer, and even

  • Lung cancer

Ask your MAXhealth Best Value primary care physician about which screenings you should schedule, and when. Schedule an appointment today with your MAXhealth Best Value doctor to better understand your personal cancer risk. Access the Patient Portal or call us at (866) 982-5536.