CDC: Too Many Cancers Spotted Too Late (Including Cervical Cancer Among Latinas)


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Although screening tests are widely available, many cancers aren’t diagnosed until the disease is well-advanced and, therefore, less treatable, a new U.S. government report finds, HealthDay reports.

Almost one-half of colorectal cancers and cervical cancers and one-third of breast cancers in the U.S. are detected at a late stage, according to the report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The report also found that Latinas ages 50-79 have the highest rates of late-stage cervical cancer.

Yet, if caught early, these three cancers have very high survival rates.

“People need to be aware of what they need to have done medically and follow-up with their providers,” said report co-author Dr. Lisa Richardson, associate director for science in CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, to HealthDay.

For more on the report, go here.

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