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Destination health: Stopping cancer before it starts

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Did you know that at least 42% of all cancers are preventable? With advances in cancer prevention, screening, treatment, and research, Kaiser Permanente is creating more healthy life years for our members.

As cancer care evolves, our care teams are addressing known risks — including genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors — while providing screenings for early detection, which may reduce the risk of death and give patients a greater range of treatment options. Our members’ cancer screening schedules are customized based on their age, health history, and other risk factors to deliver highly effective and personalized care.

Kaiser Permanente’s integrated model, electronic health records (EHRs), and use of telehealth are transforming our ability to encourage prevention, provide screenings, and deliver care. Our investments in cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI) hold promise to deliver tools that complement physician expertise to increase the accuracy of cancer screening and diagnosis.

Finally, our strong connections with the research community enable us to match our patients with appropriate clinical trials — another example of being at the leading edge of treatment while developing the cancer care of the future.

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