Annie Collum, BSN, RN
Annie Collum, BSN, RN is the RIA Senior Manager, Physician Liaison in Denver, Colorado
December 6, 2022breast cancer awareness, screening
WHY IS CANCER SCREENING IMPORTANT?
According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 609,360 Americans are expected to die of cancer in 2022.
According to the American Cancer Society, regular screening can help find certain cancers early, when they are likeliest to be treated successfully.
CANCER SCREEN WEEK
is a public health initiative founded by Genentech, the American Cancer Society, Stand Up To Cancer and Optum to increase awareness of the benefits of regular cancer screening. This nationwide initiative annually takes place during the first full week of December, with a collaborative effort by insurers, employers, health care providers, advocates and professional organizations to drive awareness and action around screening.
DID YOU KNOW?
Detecting cancer early through screening may help reduce deaths from colorectal, breast, cervical, lung (among people with a history of heavy smoking) and prostate cancer.
− American Cancer Society
This initiative seeks to increase regular cancer screening to detect certain cancers early, when they might be easier to treat. Many of the screening tests may be covered by insurance. Check with your insurer for any recommended tests.