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Cancer Screenings

Preventing colorectal cancer with free screenings

March 8, 2019
Texas A&M Health Community Clinic offers free colorectal cancer screenings

New ways to fight cancer

February 4, 2019
How the Health Science Center helps patients battle cancer

Breast and cervical cancer screening grant has dual purpose

October 3, 2017
$1.35 million from CPRIT will provide uninsured women with free cancer screenings, and students with educational opportunities

No, breast cancer doesn’t go away on its own

May 25, 2017
New study quantifies number of times a cancerous tumor has regressed: The answer is zero

You Asked: Should I get a Pap smear every year or every three years?

August 15, 2016
Every three years is fine, but you should still have a yearly annual exam

An abnormality was found on my mammogram, now what?

October 16, 2015

Mammograms are an important part in the fight against cancer. For most women, screening is uncomplicated, but a small number of women will be informed an abnormality was found. Texas A&M College of Medicine experts explain what an abnormality could mean and what to expect next.

Prostate cancer screening: It could save your life

October 1, 2015

Prostate cancer tops the list of cancers in men, second only to skin cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, one out of seven men are diagnosed with prostate cancer, affecting more than 233,000 men each year and killing almost 30,000 annually. If caught early, prostate cancer is 90-95 percent curable, making screenings all the more important.

Colorectal cancer: Prevention starts with screenings

March 30, 2015

Colorectal cancer – or cancer of the large intestine – is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths for both men and women in the United States. However, it is also considered one of the most preventable cancers. With regular screenings, polyps – or unwanted growths in the colon – can be detected and removed.

Program that screens low-income Texans for colon cancer expands to 17 counties

March 2, 2015

The Texas A&M Health Science Center has received a $1.5 million grant that will enable a colorectal screening program for low-income Texans to continue for another three years and expand its outreach to 17 counties.

Towne and Ory identify health disparities among older American Indian and Alaska Native populations

September 22, 2014

Despite recommendations for breast and colorectal cancer screenings among the Medicare population, preventive screening rates are often lower among vulnerable populations such as the small but rapidly growing older American Indian and Alaska Native population. Two School of Public Health researchers published a study that identifies potential disparities in this population.