Many people are not getting the recommended cancer screening tests

May 5, 2015

On February 4, CDC joins people, organizations, and government agencies around the world in supporting the fight against cancer. Each year, about 8 million people die from cancer worldwide; many of these deaths can be prevented. This year, World Cancer Day advocates are focused on dispelling myths and promoting ways to reduce the global burden of cancer. 

Among adults in the age groups recommended for screening, about 1 in 5 women reported not being up-to-date with cervical cancer screening, about 1 in 4 women reported not being up-to-date with breast cancer screening, and about 2 in 5 adults reported not being up-to-date with colorectal cancer screening.

CDC: Press release

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