American Cancer Society - Routine Cancer Screenings

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  • Brest Cancer - Clinical Breast Examination

    Brest Cancer - Clinical Breast Examination
    A woman in her 20s and 30s should see a doctor and get a Clinical Breast Examination every three years. Starting at age 40, the woman should get a Clinical Breast Examination yearly. A CBE is a physical examinations done by physicians, nurse practitioners and other trained medical staff.
  • Breast Cancer - Breast Self Examination

    Breast Cancer - Breast Self Examination
    Starting at age 20, a woman should perform a Breast Self Exam monthly in order to develop a familiarity, thus helping her notice any abnormalities easier. A breast self exam entails a physical examination performed by oneself.
  • Cervical Cancer - Screening

    Cervical Cancer - Screening
    All women should start cervical cancer screenings at age 21 or 3 years after beginning vaginal intercourse and have them done yearly. Beginning at age 30, women who have had 3 normal Pap test results in a row may get screened every 2 to 3 years. Women older than 30 may also get screened every 3 years with a pap, plus the HPV test. Women over the age of 70 who have had normal screenings or women who have had a total hysterectomy can choose to stop have screenings.
  • Breast Cancer - Mammogram

    Breast Cancer - Mammogram
    Beginning at age 40, a woman should start getting examined by a doctor yearly for breast cancer, and continue as long as the woman is in good health. A mammogram is low-dose amplitude-X-rays, is used to examine the human breast and is used as a diagnostic and a screening tool
  • Colorectal Cancer and Polyps - Sigmoidoscopy

    Colorectal Cancer and Polyps - Sigmoidoscopy
    Beginning at age 50, both men and women should get a flexible sigmoidoscopy every 5 years. A sigmoidoscopy is an examination of the bottom one-third of the large intestine, including the rectum and the bottom part of the colon.
  • Colorectal Cancer and Polyps - Double Contrast Barium Enema

    Colorectal Cancer and Polyps - Double Contrast Barium Enema
    Beginning at age 50 both men and women should get double-contrast barium enema every 5 years. A doucle-contrast barium enema is a proocedure in which x-rays of the colon and rectum are taken after a liquid containing barium is put into the rectum
  • Colorectal Cancer and Polyps - CT colonography

    Colorectal Cancer and Polyps - CT colonography
    Beginning at age 50, both men and women should get a CT colonography (virtual colonoscopy) every 5 years. A CT colonography uses x-rays and computers to produce two- and three-dimensional images of the colon (large intestine) from the lowest part, the rectum, all the way to the lower end of the small intestine
  • Colorectal Cancer and Polyps - Fecal Occult Blood Test

    Colorectal Cancer and Polyps - Fecal Occult Blood Test
    Beginning at age 50, both men and woman should get a yearly fecal occult blood test. A fecal occult blood test is a lab test used to check stool samples for hidden (occult) blood
  • Colorectal Cancer and Polyps - Fecal Immunochemical

    Colorectal Cancer and Polyps - Fecal Immunochemical
    Beginning at age 50, both men and women should get a yearly fecal immunochemical test. A fecal immunochemical test can detect trace amounts of blood in the stool.
  • Prostate Cancer

    Prostate Cancer
    Starting at age 50, men should talk to a doctor about the benefits and risks of testing for prostate cancer. If one decides to be tested, a PSA blood test with or without a rectal exam should be performed, and depending on PSA levels, one can decide how often to be screened,
  • Endometrial (Uterine) Cancer

    Endometrial (Uterine) Cancer
    Once a woman reaches menopause (usually age 41-59), she should be informed of the risks and symptoms of endometrial cancer. Depending on one's family history a woman might need to get yearly endometrial biopsy.