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Healthy communities support cancer screening efforts by making screening programs accessible to the population, and providing community raising awareness and education to increase cancer screening and detect cancers at earlier stages.

Found early, cancer is easier to treat.  Regular breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening increases the chances of early detection and treatment - and in some case prevention - in people with no symptoms.  For example, 9 in 10 cases of cervical cancer can be prevented with regular Pap tests and follow-up if there are abnormal results. Increasing or providing preventive screening in community settings can increase screening rates, creating an environment beneficial to population health and wellbeing.

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