Rec­om­mended can­cer screen­ing tests

C.A.R.E. - - Smart Steps To Help Prevent Cancer -

20-65 years old

Get an­nual check-ups that in­clude dis­cus­sions of tobacco use, sun ex­po­sure, diet and nu­tri­tion, dis­ease risk fac­tors, sex­ual prac­tices and any ex­po­sure to danger­ous sub­stances at work or at home. Find out if you have a high risk of colon can­cer be­cause of fam­ily his­tory, ge­netic dis­or­ders or other fac­tors.

Get a clin­i­cal breast exam by a doc­tor or nurse ev­ery three years, then yearly be­gin­ning at age 40. Re­port any changes in the way your breasts look or feel to a doc­tor or nurse right away. Find out if you are at higher than av­er­age risk for breast can­cer.

Get a Pap test and HPV done ev­ery three years un­til age 30, then ev­ery five years.

40-49 years old

Talk with a doc­tor about the un­cer­tain­ties, risks and po­ten­tial benefits of prostate can­cer testing start­ing at age 45. Men with more than one close rel­a­tive who had prostate can­cer be­fore age 65 should talk with a doc­tor about testing start­ing at age 40.

Get an­nual mam­mo­grams start­ing at age 40.

50-65+ years old

At age 55, talk to a doc­tor about your smok­ing his­tory and about a low- dose CT scan to screen for early lung can­cer. Get colon can­cer tested start­ing at age 50 if you’re at high risk and talk with a doc­tor about testing for prostate can­cer if you’re at av­er­age risk.

Start get­ting colon can­cer tested at age 50, if you’re at av­er­age risk.

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