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Which 5 Cancer Screenings Are Most Important?

From the Show: Health Radio
Summary: What should doctors and patients know about screening for these five cancers?
Air Date: 6/17/15
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Wayne J. Riley, MD, MPH
Wayne J RileyWayne J. Riley, MD, MPH, MBA, MACP, is the President of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the nation's largest medical specialty organization. Dr. Riley's term term began at the conclusion of Internal Medicine 2015, ACP's annual scientific meeting.

Dr. Riley has served as a member of ACP's Board of Regents since 2009 and previously served as President of the Texas Academy of Internal Medicine – the Texas Chapter of the ACP and as Governor-elect of the Texas Southern region of the College. He also served as the first Vice Chair for the National Council of Associates and a member of the ACP's Health & Public Policy, Financial Policy and Awards Committees.

Dr. Riley has been a Master of the American College of Physicians (MACP) since 2009, and was previously a Fellow (FACP) since 2000. Election to Mastership recognizes outstanding career accomplishments, excellence and notable contributions to the art of medicine and is the College's highest membership class.
Which 5 Cancer Screenings Are Most Important?
When you go to the the doctor's office due to an ongoing problem, your doctor might order several tests in order to rule out the possibilities of what's causing your illness.

You may also be at the age where your doctor wants to begin screening certain body parts to see if you have any signs of cancer.

Unfortunately, you may be getting tests that you don't really need, which could be putting your health at further risk.

What are the five cancer screenings that are most important?
  1. Breast cancer
  2. Colorectal cancer
  3. Cervical cancer
  4. Prostate cancer
  5. Ovarian cancer

Wayne J. Riley, MD, MPH, shares the five cancer screenings that are most important and when you should be getting them.

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