Routine Health Screenings
The key to successfully treating most types of cancer is early detection, before the cancer has progressed or metastasized (spread) to other parts of the body. Because many types of cancer do not show signs or symptoms until they have progressed, routine cancer screenings are critical.
Many types of routine cancer screenings are non-invasive and can be scheduled along with annual check-ups. Most are covered by insurance companies as a preventive medical procedure.
Talk to your family doctor about cancer screenings that might be right for you. Doctors recommend cancer screenings based on age, medical and family histories, and other risk factors. Common cancer screenings include:
- Breast cancer screening
- Cervical cancer screening
- Colorectal cancer screening
- Prostate cancer screening
- Lung cancer screening
- Skin cancer screening
Learn more about cancer prevention and detection, including nutritional and fitness recommendations.