Behind the Science of Cancer Screening
Cancer care experts often look to statistics as a measure of how influential their prevention messages are. This video describes the efforts that the American Cancer Society is making to encourage more cancer screenings.
One figure that has remained static over the past few years is the number of lung cancer cases. Though the public is well educated on the dangers of smoking, the American Cancer Society is finding ways to more clearly demonstrate why smokers must stop. The rate of mammograms among women has also plateaued, which is why the ACS is trying to teach women the importance of annual screenings after 40 years of age.
Don’t wait until it’s too late to get checked for cancer. Riverside Community Hospital can help you assess your cancer risk. Riverside residents are encouraged to call (951) 788-3000 for cancer screenings at our facility.