Cancer is More Than Breast and Lung.
The eight most common cancers after lung, breast prostate, colorectal and melanoma are bladder, non-hodgkin lymphoma, kidney, endometrial, leukemia, pancreatic, thyroid and liver. It is estimated these cancers account for nearly 500,000 new diagnoses and 164,430 deaths each year.
Risk Factors: older age, family history, alcohol and tobacco use, exposure to chemicals, UV rays, and radiation.
Primary Screening: Range from but minimally to highly invasive. Some cancers have no traditional early detection methods. Many tests have a high false positive rate which can lead to anxiety and unnecessary additional testing and expense.