NEW ACS GUIDELINES

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 5:14 PM | by mitch

This past Tuesday, the American Cancer Society issued new guidelines on cancer care, specifically around routine breast cancer screening. Continue reading for Director and CEO of Little Red Door Cancer Agency, Fred Duncan’s, take on the latest change

“Changes in screening guidelines often lead to confusion for individuals trying to decide which screening procedure is right for him/her and when the screening should occur. At Little Red Door we believe these decisions should be made in consultation with an individual’s primary care physician after a thorough discussion about the benefits and risks of screening while taking into account cancer risk factors, including family history.

For nearly 70 years, Little Red Door has focused on removing barriers faced by underserved Hoosiers in the fight against cancer. This includes direct support of many cancer screening procedures, including screening mammography. For our clients, access to the health care system is often the first major barrier encountered; to this end we continue to work tirelessly to connect our clients to medical providers and payer sources such as HIP 2.0 and the Health Insurance Marketplace. 

We urge everyone to take a few minutes out of their day to read through the new American Cancer Society guidelines and use this as an opportunity to talk to their primary health care provider about the cancer screenings that are right for them.” 

Fred Signature

The Journal of the American Medical Association published the new American Cancer Society Guidelines on Tuesday, October 20, 2015.