What types of screenings are available?
Currently, screening is available for Colorectal, Breast, Lung, Prostate and Cervical cancers. If you are not experiencing symptoms the general recommended timeline for screening is as follows:
- Ages 25-39: Cervical Cancer
- Ages 40-49: Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Prostate Cancer
- Ages 50+: Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Colorectal Cancer,
Other factors may contribute to the need to be screened or screened earlier.
The good news is that some cancers are highly treatable in early stages. Like Colon cancer, where polyps can be removed. But in order to know, you need to be screened. For more information on colorectal cancer screenings you can go to www.screeninghasmeaning.com and learn more.
Prostate Cancer and Lung Cancer Some cancer screening tests need to be ordered by a doctor or another health care provider who can order them.
If you don’t have a doctor, there are things you can do and places you can call to find out how to get the screening tests you need. Some tests like Cologuard can be used in the comfort of your own home, but it is still important to check with your doctor before use. People who have a higher risk of colorectal cancer should be tested by a doctor.