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cancer screening guidelines

Breast cancer - Annual mammogram starting at age 40. If you have a family history of breast cancer, talk with your provider about earlier screenings.

Cervical cancer - Ages 25 to 65 should have a HPV test or a Pap test combined with an HPV test every 5 years.

Colon cancer - Begin testing at age 45. Talk to your provider about what test is right for you.

Lung cancer - Ages 50 to 80 in good health, have at least a 20 pack-year smoking history and currently smoke or quit within the last 15 years to be considered for an annual low-dose CT chest scan.

Prostate cancer - Age 50 and older talk to a provider about when testing is right for you.

Skin cancer - Check your skin regularly for new moles or a change in an old growth. Visit the dermatologist annually.

These recommendations are based on the American Cancer Society’s guidelines for the person at average risk.


Schedule an appointment with a primary care provider today to see what screenings are right for you.