Taking control of your health starts with being proactive. Screenings are a vital component of comprehensive healthcare and they’re the best way to identify cancer in its earliest stages, often before it causes any symptoms.
While it’s important to stay vigilant about changes in our bodies at all times, it’s especially important right now during the COVID-19 pandemic. Routine doctor visits are being postponed, including normal checkups, and it may be hard to get an appointment once the doctor’s office reopens.
In 2020, the American Cancer Society estimates that there will be 36,730 new cancer cases in Arizona and 12,580 cancer related deaths. These figures are disheartening, considering that one-third of the most common cancers in the U.S. are preventable.