Cancer Screen Week

Cancer Screen Week

According to the American Cancer Society, screening increases the chances of catching certain cancers early, when they are most likely to be treated successfully. 1 In the last year, approximately 600,000 people were expected to die from cancer, yet many of those lives could have been saved through screening and earlier detection.1,2

December 4-8, 2017, is Cancer Screen Week, a public health initiative to increase awareness about the benefits of screening and early detection of cancer. As part of this nationwide effort, the Johns Hopkins Managing Cancer at Work program is joining Genentech, the American Cancer Society, Stand Up To Cancer, and Rally Health to make sure you’re armed with information you need to know about cancer screening and connect you with resourcesthat may help you and your loved ones.

How You Can Get Involved
  • Visit to find out what cancer screening tests may be right for you, and pledge to make an appointment to talk to your doctor. When you meet with your doctor, we encourage you to also discuss any personal and/or family history of cancer or abnormal findings.
  • Contact your insurer or benefits representative to learn more about what screening tests are covered as part of your benefits plan.
  • Spread the word about Cancer Screen Week and be a part of this collective effort to save more lives from cancer.

Everyone can play a role in the fight against cancer.

  1. American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts and Figures 2017. Accessed Aug. 22, 2017.
  2. National Cancer Institute. Cancer Screening Overview (PDQ®) Health Professional Version. Accessed Aug. 22, 2017.
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