Cancer Screening Dates

  • Birthdate

    Birthdate
    Theoretical date of boy and girl's birth.
  • Breast Self-examination

    Breast Self-examination
    Beginning in their early 20's, women should begin to check themselves for any sign of breast cancer. This examination should occur on regular intervals.
  • Clinical Breast Examination

    Clinical Breast Examination
    For women in their 20's and 30's, at least once every three years women should get a CBE. Asymptomatic women age 40 and over should continue to receive a CBE as part of a periodic health examination, preferably annualy.
  • Pap Test

    Pap Test
    Women should begin this approximately three years after their first vaginal intercourse. Women should not wait past 21 to begin. Screening should be done once every year or two years depending on type of test.
  • Mammography

    Mammography
    Annual mammographies should begin at age 40 for all women.
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

    Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
    Beginning at age 50, males should have a flexible sigmoidoscopy, or other type of screening. Flexible sigmoidoscopies should be done once every 5 years.
  • Colonoscopy

    Colonoscopy
    Beginning at age 50, males should have a colonoscopy, or other type of screening. Colonoscopies should be done once every 10 years.
  • Double-Contrast Barium Enema

    Double-Contrast Barium Enema
    Beginning at age 50, males should have a double-contrast barium enema, or other type of screening. Double-contrast barium enemas should be done once every 5 years.
  • CT Colonography

    CT Colonography
    Beginning at age 50, males should have a CT colonography, or other type of screening. CT colonographies should be done once every 5 years.
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test

    Fecal Occult Blood Test
    Beginning at age 50, males should have a fecal occult blood test, or other type of screening. Fecal occult blood tests should be done annualy.
  • Fecal Immunochemical Test

    Fecal Immunochemical Test
    Beginning at age 50, males should have a fecal immunochemical test, or other type of screening. Fecal immunochemical tests should be done annualy.
  • Stool DNA Test

    Stool DNA Test
    Beginning at age 50, males should have a stool DNA test , or other type of screening. Stool DNA tests should be done at intervals instructed by your physician.
  • Prostate-specific Antigen Test

    Prostate-specific Antigen Test
    Men should begin having this test done after 50. Any asymptomatic patient should make an informed decision on screening for this cancer.