CDC: Too Few Americans Getting Screened for Common Cancers


The number of Americans being screened for colon, breast and cervical cancers still fall below national targets, federal health officials said Thursday.

In 2010, 72.4 percent of women were being screened for breast cancer, below the target of 81 percent, for cervical cancer it was 83 percent of women, while the target is 93 percent, and for colon cancer 58.6 percent of Americans were screened, missing the target of 70.5 percent, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“Not all Americans are getting the recommended screening for breast, cervical and colorectal cancer,” said report co-author Mary C. White, branch chief of the CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control. “There continue to be disparities for certain populations.”

The screening rates are particularly low among Asians and Hispanics, according to the report in the Jan. 27 issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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  • texasdraw

    WHOA! IF we get screened, and they find it, Obamacare says if you are using more than $47,000 to treat any disease . The n you are expendable.
    They will pump you full of pain medication, remove all sustenance. , or you have a t he choice of the good shot..
    If you are over 50, or under two, YOu are walking dead..
    IPAB, The first death panel, $500 billion to pay( Obamao took it out of medicare funds< to give to the death panel members) for the m and research to decide who lives, who dies, who gets treatment and who doesn;t , babies will be given a DNA, IF they have a chronic disease, They will be put on a shelf , to die.

  • EddieW

    What they are really saying is: We not spending enough money with Big Pharma!!
    IF CDC were trustworthy…which they have proven themselves not to be, it might be a different story.
    They wanted FORCED MANDATORY Vaccinations for the flu shot in 2009/2010 BIG money for BIG Pharma, plus as many people die from the shot as die from the flu, so an addditional 30,000+ deaths per year!