Everyday Health - Dr. Ash Tewari: "What You Must Know Now About Cancer Screening"
One of the reasons for the decrease in cancer death rates is advances in screening technology that have made it easier to detect cancer at an early stage, when it’s most likely to be curable. Imaging can detect irregular cells that won’t turn into cancer or pose no long-term danger. Colonoscopies are typically recommended for healthy people between 50 and 75 years of age, though older patients’ doctors may still advise having it done. “Over the last several decades we are finding cancers early, but it’s also true that not every abnormal test result needs treatment,” said Ashutosh K. Tewari, MB, BS, Chairman of the Milton and Carroll Petrie Department of Urology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Learn more