The new year is here. As 2011 brings a fresh start and a host of resolutions, Texas Oncology encourages everyone to set aside time for their health and well-being. An unfortunate reality of the year’s close is that 2010 brought more than 100,000 new cancer diagnoses and 30,000 cancer-related deaths in Texas alone. However, it’s possible that up to 35 percent of premature cancer-related deaths can be avoided through screening, according to the National Cancer Institute.
“It’s clear that regular screenings can lead to improved early detection of several cancer types,” said Billie Marek, M.D., medical oncologist at Texas Oncology–McAllen. “Some cancers, such as those of the breast and prostate, have a very high survival rate if detected early.” By making a commitment to screen for cancer, men and women can launch the new year with a lifesaving resolution and actively participate in the fight against one of the nation’s deadliest diseases.
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