The latest news in cancer prevention

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A recent study by the American Cancer Society shows that more than 40 percent of newly diagnosed cancers in the U.S. are potentially avoidable.

Screening can help prevent colorectal and cervical cancers by detecting precancerous lesions that can be removed. It can also detect some cancers early, when treatment is more often successful. In addition, being aware of changes in the body, such as the breast, skin, mouth, eyes, or genitalia, and bringing these to the attention of a health care professional, may also result in the early detection of cancer.

Dr. Thomas Buchholz, Medical Director of Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center, was in studio to talk about this.

For more info: www.scripps.org/services/cancer-care.

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