Cancer Screenings Throughout Life

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Timeline Hypothetical Birth To show when in life you are to be screened for certain types of cancers we'll start with the hypothetical birth of our patient. We will use this patient to describe the types of screenings recieved by both males and females.
Timeline Clinical Breast Exams Clinical Breast ExamsThese should be done every 3 years while a woman is in her 20's and 30's
Timeline Self Breast Exams Self Brest Exam
These should be done monthly by women starting in their 20's.
Timeline Cervical Cancer Cervical CancerWomen should begin cervical cancer screenings 3 years after starting vaginal intercourse but no later than 21.
Timeline Cervical Cancer Women can now begin to be screened every 2 to 3 years.
Timeline Yearly Mammograms should start (age 40) Mammogram Info
Mammograms are an x-ray of the breast. They are used to check for breast cancer in women that show no signs of having breast cancer.
Timeline Colorectal Cancer Beginning at age 50 both men and women have a choice of what type of screening plan they want to start. They need to do one of the following:
Tests that find polyps and cancer
* Flexible sigmoidoscopy every 5 years*, or
* Colonoscopy every 10 years, or
* Double-contrast barium enema every 5 years*, or
* CT colonography (virtual colonoscopy) every 5 years*
Tests that primarily find cancer
* Yearly fecal occult blood test (gFOBT)**, or
* Yearly fecal immunochemical test (FIT)
Timeline Prostate Cancer Prostate CancerMen should discuss the pros and cons of prostate cancer screenings with their doctos at age 50.
Timeline Cervical Cancer Women with no abnormal pap test in the past 10 years can choose to stop having pap test.
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