Cancer Screening Adherence

  • Jennifer M. Gierisch
  • Lori A. Bastian


Cancer is a devastating and debilitating disease. Each year more than 1.4 million people are diagnosed with non-skin cancers and 565,650 lives are lost in the United States [1]. Primary prevention of cancer through behavioral modifications in risk factors such as tobacco use, sun exposure, obesity, physical inactivity, unhealthy diet, and alcohol consumption can reduce the burden of cancer tremendously [2, 3]. However, beyond the small proportion of cancers linked to genetic mutations, many cancers are sporadic. Early detection via evidence-based screening tests (i.e., secondary prevention) remains an effective option for controlling the burden of cancer [4].


Cancer Screening Mammography Screening Fecal Occult Blood Testing Colorectal Cancer Screening Fecal Immunochemical Test 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.General Internal MedicineDuke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA
  2. 2.Center for Health Services Research in Primary CareDurham Veterans Affairs Medical CenterDurhamUSA
  3. 3.Cancer Prevention, Detection and Control Research Program, Duke Comprehensive Cancer CenterDuke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA
  4. 4.Department of MedicineDuke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA

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