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New study says age 42 is best age to start breast cancer screening

Black women younger than 50 are almost twice as probable to die from breast cancer as their White peers, despite having a 4% lower incidence of the disease. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that women begin getting mammograms at age 50. The American Cancer Society recommends women start annual screening at 45 years old but may start at […]
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5 early signs of the most common cancers

The early signs of cancers are often nonspecific, and most people don’t present with obvious symptoms until it has progressed to later stages, making early diagnosis difficult. The earliest stage of cancer is referred to as stage 1 and presents with a smaller tumor that has not yet grown deeply into nearby tissues or the lymph nodes. […]
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