Annual Report 2012 : Screenings: Key to catching cancer early
Screenings: Key to catching cancer early
Screening exams help find cancer at its earliest stage, when chances for curing the disease are greatest. Based on age, gender and risk factors,
MD Anderson has specific screening plans for men and women.
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