ARH Cancer Center

Knock out cancer with screenings & early detection

Your best weapon against cancer? Screenings and early detection.

If you are tempted to skip a screening because you feel fine, consider this,evidence suggests that cancer can lurk for five years before producing symptoms.Recommended screenings include:

Screening:
General exam for cancer by a physician

Possible cancer site:  Breast,colon prostate, skin, thyroid, testicles,
uterus lymph nodes and others

Gender/age/frequency:
Men and women ages 20-39, every 3 years
Men and women ages 40 and over,once a year

Screening:
Breast exam by a physician

Possible cancer site: Breast

Age/Frequency:
Women ages 20 to 39,every 3 years
Women ages 40 and over, once a year

Screening:
Mammogram

Possible cancer site: Breast

Age/Frequency:
Women ages 40 and over once a year

Screening:
Pap Screening

Possible cancer site: Cervix

Age/ Frequency:
Women ages 21 to 29,once a year
Women ages 30 to 69,every 2 to 3 years after
3 normal annual Pap Screenings in a row
Women ages 70 and over, optional,depending on risk factors

Screening:
Prostate-specific antigen (PSA)

Possible cancer site:
Prostate

Gender/age/frequency:
Men 50 and over,once a year
African-American and high-risk men ages 45 and over, once a year

Screening:
Digital rectal exam (DRE)

Cancer site: Prostate

Gender/age/frequency:
Men 50 and over,once a year
African-American and high-risk men ages 45 and over, once a year

Screening:
Colonoscopy

Cancer site: Colon/rectum

Gender/age/frequency:
Men andwomen over 50, every 10 years

Source: American Cancer Society
Note: If you have risk factors for cancer, talk to your doctor about a screening schedule that may better meet your needs. Monthly self breast exams are also encouraged.



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