In order for people to be able to minimize their risk of cancer-related death, they must understand which screening measures may help and when these should occur. This video featuring Dr. Otis Brawley, the Chief Medical Officer of the American Cancer Society, describes the rigorous process of developing new cancer screening guidelines.
First, there is an in-depth review of the existing research regarding a certain type of cancer. The results that are obtained are then written in a report that may be hundreds of pages long. Finally, notable contributors in the field meet with twelve disease screening experts to review the report and develop appropriate guidelines for the public to make informed decisions regarding the benefits and disadvantages of screening.
If you would like to schedule a screening mammogram, colonoscopy, or other cancer screening test, call Menorah Medical Center at (913) 498-6000.