NOV 14, 2017 06:36 AM PST
Some Workers Less Likely to Get Cancer Screenings
1 2 193

Screenings for certain types of cancer are essential to maintaining good health. Breast cancer, cervical cancer, and colorectal cancers are all highly treatable when detected early. A study conducted by the American Cancer Society showed that overall, most Americans are getting screened for these diseases showing that 84% of female workers are screened for cervical cancer, 69% for breast cancer and 57% for colon cancer. While those numbers are acceptable, there are some gaps in specific industries.

The ACS report found that in companies with fewer than 25 employees, the likelihood of employees being screened for these forms of cancer is much lower. Specifically, food service workers, construction workers, and sales workers at smaller companies were up to 30% less likely to have these screenings. In most cases, it was because of lower incomes and a lack of insurance. Other factors like transportation and the availability of care in some communities also could be reasons for the lower rates of health screenings. The ACS advised that more education is needed as well as more resources for patients who might fall through the cracks.
About the Author
  • I'm a writer living in the Boston area. My interests include cancer research, cardiology and neuroscience. I want to be part of using the Internet and social media to educate professionals and patients in a collaborative environment.
You May Also Like
MAY 02, 2018
Videos
MAY 02, 2018
GRACE-FO Satellites Will Track Earth's Water Movements
NASA will soon launch the GRACE-FO mission to understand better how climate change impacts water movement on our planet. The two satellites will orbit Eart
MAY 03, 2018
Videos
MAY 03, 2018
Can Scabies Be Deadly?
Scabies is a condition that results when human itch mites burrow under the skin and bite. It's not just one or two mites that show up either. They lay eggs
MAY 05, 2018
Videos
MAY 05, 2018
LED Farming: New Method of Growing Crops
Plants use all the visible wavelengths lights for photosynthesis. Photosynthesis is a plant's physiological process where carbon dioxide and water is conve
MAY 17, 2018
Videos
MAY 17, 2018
How Musical Instruments Boost Brain Function
Music and the brain are often part of the same scientific research projects. How music is processed in the brain and how we learn to recognize and replicat
MAY 24, 2018
Videos
MAY 24, 2018
A lesson on existentialism
Think the world revolves around you? The images in this video about outer space will make you think again. Some of these you just have to see yourself in o
JUN 06, 2018
Neuroscience
JUN 06, 2018
Brain Surgery Without A Scalpel
When you think of brain surgery, in addition to being incredibly intricate and delicate, scalpels and clamps and an OR come to mind. As it happens, there i
Loading Comments...