Life of a human being having cancer screenings....
Cervical Cancer Screening for womenWomen should have cervical cancer screening after three years of having any vaginal intercourse. The average age would be around 18-21. If it is 21 they should go ahead and get the screening even if not having any vaginal intercourse. If using the newer screening then a women should have a screening every 2 years and for an older screening every 1 year.
Brest cancer screeningFor women in their 20s 30s they should have a breast cancer screening which is usually a mamogram starting around their 20s. They should have a screening every 3 years until around the age of 40. Once they hit the age of 40 screenings should be done yearly.
Endometrial CancerThe American Cancer Society recommends that at the time of menopause, all women should be informed about the risks and symptoms of endometrial cancer. Women should report any unexpected bleeding or spotting to their doctors. Some women -- because of their history -- may need to consider having a yearly endometrial biopsy. Please talk with your doctor about your history. This is around age 40 is when women enter menopause.
Colorectal cancer and polypsBoth men and women should start to have Colorectal cancer and polyps screenings at the age of 50. They should have: Tests that find polyps and cancerFlexible 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 cancerYearly fecal occult blood test (gFOBT)**, or
Yearly fecal immunochemical test (FIT) every year**, or
Stool DNA test (sDNA), interv
Prostate Cancer ScreeningThe American Cancer Society recommends that men make an informed decision with their doctor about whether to be tested for prostate cancer. Research has not yet proven that the potential benefits of testing outweigh the harms of testing and treatment. The American Cancer Society believes that men should not be tested without learning about what we know and don’t know about the risks and possible benefits of testing and treatment. Starting at age 50, talk to your doctor about the pros and cons o
Skin cancer screeningsThe U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has concluded there is not enough evidence to recommend for or against routine screening (total body examination by a clinician) to detect skin cancers early. However, the USPSTF recommends that clinicians— Be aware that fair-skinned men and women aged 65 and older, and people with atypical moles or more than 50 moles, are at greater risk for developing melanoma.
Remain alert for skin abnormalities when conducting physical examinations for other