American Cancer Society Prevention & Early Detection Facts & Figure 2019-2020
Cancer prevention and early detection are central to the American Cancer Society’s mission to save lives, celebrate lives and lead the fight for the world without cancer. Over the past years, cancer incidence has decreased among men while remaining stable among women; cancer mortality has declined in recent decades
Cancer Screening in the United States, 2019: A Review of Current American Cancer Society Guidelines and Current Issues in Cancer Screening
The American Cancer Society (ACS) provides an annual report for health care professionals and the public that summarizes the current ACS cancer screening guidelines, including recommendations and updates, and guidance related to early cancer detection when a direct recommendation for screening cannot be made. This annual report also includes the recent data on cancer screening rates and rates of adherence to multiple screening guidelines based on age, sex and socioeconomic status along with a discussion of issues related to early cancer detection.
A Blueprint for Cancer Screening and Early Detection: Advancing Screening’s Contribution to Cancer Control
From the mid-20th century, accumulating evidence has supported the introduction of screening for cancers of the cervix, breast, colon and rectum, prostate (via shared decisions), and lung. The opportunity to detect and treat precursor lesions and invasive disease at a more favorable stage has contributed substantially to reduced incidence morbidity and mortality.