Cancer: Early Detection
By 2030, cancer cases are expected to have doubled worldwide. Will you help more people survive cancer through earlier detection? The most common forms of cancer worldwide are lung, breast, colon, stomach, prostate and liver. For lung, breast and colon cancer, early detection and treatment significantly reduce mortality. However, screening for these cancers through CT scans, mammography and colonoscopy is limited by patient acceptance, side-effects, staff expertise and cost. The reduction in deaths from these cancers due to screening is between 16-24%. Many lives could be saved by an improved test for earlier detection of solid cancers that affect organs.