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Research indicates that only 5% of cancers are hereditary; this means that most cancers occur spontaneously. Research also indicates that healthy lifestyles and regular checkups can prevent many cancers. Exercise your power!
When should you start screening for cancer?
The entire reason we screen for cancer is to find it early, when most treatable and survivable.
Due to our population make up and current health statistics, Bermuda follows the recommendations of the American Cancer Society.
Here are the recommendations to help guide you when you talk to your doctor about screening for certain cancers.
Talk to your doctor about recommended cancer prevention vaccines and screenings:
As part of Bermuda's National Cancer Control Plan Phase 3, formalised screening guidelines collated from international standards of best practice are being reviewed and considered alongside the local data to generate national guidelines that are evidence based, specific for the local population, and aligned with the Bermuda healthcare system for the following cancers:
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