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.
Everyone can play a role in the fight against cancer.