Cancer is the second leading cause of death for women ages 65 or older. Screening tests look for signs of some types of cancer before a woman has symptoms. Cancer is often most treatable when it is found early.
Age Page: Cancer Facts for People Over 50 - This publication provides an overview of symptoms that are important to watch for. It also includes information about the screening tests recommended for people 50 or older.
Breast Cancer - This publication provides general information about breast cancer, including risk factors, screening methods, diagnosis, staging, and treatment. It also gives information on recent breast cancer research.
Colorectal Cancer - This internet site provides general information on colorectal cancer. It includes information on the risk factors, causes, symptoms, ways to diagnose the cancer, and treatment options. This publication also provides information on the latest research.
Lung Cancer - This publication provides general information on lung cancer such as the causes, risk factors, symptoms, and ways it is diagnosed. This publication also provides different treatment options.
What You Need to Know About Cancer — An Overview - This publication describes some of the warning signs of cancer and stresses the importance of early detection. It also explains how this disease is diagnosed and treated and has information to help people deal with cancer if it affects them or people they know.
What You Need to Know About Oral Cancer - This booklet was created to help patients and their families better understand oral cancer. Included is information on symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of oral cancer. Definitions of selected medical terms and resource information are also provided.
What You Need To Know About Skin Cancer - This booklet focuses on non-melanoma skin cancer. It discusses risk factors for skin cancer and ways to reduce risk. It also provides an overview of symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and questions to ask the doctor.