Number of people seeking cancer screenings drops

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The American Cancer Society and others promote preventive cancer screenings as a way to cut cancer death rates, especially for breast, colon and prostate cancer.

Experts say part of the problem could be fear of bad news, as well as confusion, saying people aren't exactly sure when to go in to get that first screening.

Women should have their first mammogram by age 40, and men should have a colonoscopy by age 50.

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