Excerpts from Living Well with Cancer podcast interview with Joanne Ebner, Supervisor of Anne Arundel Medical Center’s DeCesaris Cancer Institute’s cancer prevention program. Listen to the entire interview here.
Why would someone want to get screened for cancer?
It’s best to first of all prevent cancer but the second best is early detection and early detection is important because the treatment options are greater and they’re more effective and quality of life is much better. The important thing is to screen people before they have any symptoms of the disease and in this case cancer.
Who makes the recommendation to get a screening?
There are a number of organizations that make cancer screening recommendations and they don’t always agree. That’s why it’s important to have the conversation with your doctor to determine which screenings are best for you.