Annual Cancer Screenings
Early Detection Saves Lives
As we turn the calendars to a new year, it’s an excellent time to remind you, your friends and your family members to get your annual cancer screenings. Early detection of cancer saves lives. Screenings vary by age and gender and it is important to speak to your health care provider about the appropriate screenings for you, especially if you are at high risk.
- Women aged 40 and over should obtain an annual mammogram.
- Women aged 25 to 65 should be screened for cervical cancer every five years.
- Men and women of average risk for colorectal cancer, should begin screening at age 45.
- Men and Women aged 50 to 80 years who have a 20 pack-year smoking history and currently smoke or have quit within the past 15 years should be screened for lung cancer every year.
- Men at average risk for prostate cancer should speak to their provider about screening starting at age 45. African American men should begin the conversation about screening at age 40.