At The Hope Center for Cancer Care we understand the COVID-19 pandemic may have affected your daily activities and your ability to obtain routine exams. However, our physicians urge you to continue getting your preventive cancer screenings. Routine screenings such as mammograms and colonoscopies are important to your overall health.
Don’t Skip Preventive Cancer Screenings During the COVID-19 Pandemic
August 28, 2020
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10 Cancer Myths and Misconceptions
August 19, 2020
Thanks to the internet, a lot of misinformation is being spread about cancer and cancer treatments. Let’s take a look at the latest evidence-based data to clear up some common myths and misconceptions.
1. Cancer is the end of the road.
Since the 1990s, cancer deaths have dropped significantly in the United States. For some cancers like thyroid, breast, or prostate, the five-year survival rate is 90% or even higher. For all cancers combined, the current five-year survival rate is at approximately 67%. Survival rates depend on a number of things, like what treatments are available, how quickly the cancer grows, if it has spread (and how far), and more.