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Breast cancer screening
- Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant cells are produced and grow in the breast tissue.
- Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed non-skin cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death among women.
- Mammography screening is a valuable early detection tool because it can identify breast cancer at an early stage, usually before physical symptoms or complications develop, and reduce mortality.
Cervical cancer screening
- More than 50% of women who develop cervical cancer have never been screened and 60% of those who receive a diagnosis have not been screened in the previous five years.
- Early detection of cervical cancer through population-wide screening with the Pap test every three years can reduce the rate of invasive cervical cancer by 91%.
- The chances of surviving cervical cancer are best when detected in its earliest stages. Five-year survival rates are 92% when the cancer is confined to the primary site (localized), but as low as 13% once it has progressed and metastasized.
Colorectal cancer screening
- A persistent change in your bowel habits, including diarrhea or constipation or a change in the consistency of your stool
- Rectal bleeding or blood in your stool
- Persistent abdominal discomfort, such as cramps, gas or pain
- A feeling that your bowel doesn't empty completely
- Weakness or fatigue
- Unexplained weight loss
- Many people with colon cancer experience no symptoms in the early stages of the disease. When symptoms appear, they'll likely vary, depending on the cancer's size and location in your large intestine.
- Heart disease and stroke are major causes of premature death in persons younger than 65 years and principal causes of serious disability. High serum cholesterol is a major risk factor for these life-threatening conditions.
- Periodic cholesterol screening for early detection and treatment can decrease hospital and ambulatory services, prevent premature mortality from coronary heart disease and avoid considerable disability, distress and pain.
- It is the most common non-skin cancer in men, second only to lung cancer as a cause of cancer-related death.
- The risk of disease increases with age; approximately 2% of men who are currently 50 years old will get prostate cancer sometime in the next 10 years and 8% will develop prostate cancer before they turn 70.
- Several screening tests can detect prostate cancer in its early stages.
High blood pressure
- High blood pressure (hypertension) is the most common primary diagnosis, affecting one in every three adults.
- Prevalence of hypertension is 50.2% for men aged 55 to 64 and 54.4% among women of the same age group
- Adults with untreated or poorly controlled hypertension are at increased risk of heart disease, stroke, peripheral artery disease, end-stage renal disease, retinopathy and aortic aneurysm.
- Once under control, the benefits are striking: a 12- to a 13-point reduction in systolic blood pressure reduces heart attacks by 21%, strokes by 37%, and all deaths from cardiovascular disease by 25%.
- Among those with hypertension, 22% are unaware of their condition, 68% are taking antihypertensive medication and, among those taking medication, only 64% have their blood pressure under control.
- Nearly 80% of obese adults suffer from diabetes, high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, high cholesterol, osteoarthritis or a combination of these conditions.
- As little as a 5% to 7% reduction in body weight will decrease the risk of Type 2 diabetes, reduce blood pressure and improve lipid profiles.