Black people are disproportionately burdened by cancer and experience greater obstacles to cancer prevention, screening, treatment, and survival because of systemic factors that are complex and go beyond the obvious connection to cancer.
Regular cancer screening can save your life.
Like going to the dentist or changing the oil in your car, cancer screening should be a regular part of your life. Screening tests are used before a person has any symptoms to help find cancer early, when it may be easier to treat. Many tests are available for free or covered by insurance. Talk to your doctor about which screening tests are right for you. Print this quick reference guide to take with you to a doctor’s appointment or share with loved ones.
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