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ICYMI: January 12, 2018

January 12, 2018

ICYMI: January 12, 2018

In last week’s ICYMI we shared an article about the 26 percent drop in cancer deaths in recent years. We neglected to mention that, along with screenings for breast and prostate cancers, screening for lung and colorectal cancers can save lives and may be important factors in the reduction of cancer deaths. The Foundation recommends low-dose spiral screening for lung cancer for current or former smokers with 30-pack year histories, and colorectal cancer screening for those at average risk beginning at age 50.

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What to know about prostate cancer after Mitt Romney’s announcement
TUESDAY, January 9, 2018 (ABC News) — As Mitt Romney is said to be considering a run for the Senate, many people are asking how his newly announced battle with prostate cancer could affect his health.

“Mitt Romney was treated over the summer for prostate cancer,” an aide for Romney said in a statement obtained by ABC News. “He was treated surgically by Dr. Thomas Ahlering at U.C. Irvine Hospital in California. His prognosis is good; he was successfully treated.”

But what does successful treatment mean and what is the prognosis for prostate cancer?

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