Screening for Women and Men

Different types of cancer should be screened for throughout a person’s life. The guidelines below have been recommended by the American Cancer Society.

Breast Cancer

Starting at age 40 women should discuss mammograms screenings with their medical team.

Colon and Rectal Cancer

Beginning at age 50 most adults should have a colonoscopy to screen for colon cancer.  Those with a family history of colon cancer should discuss screening options earlier.   Individuals who cannot/or choose not to have a colonoscopy should consider the Cologuard® test.

Cervical Cancer

Starting at age 21 women should begin screenings by your OB/GYN. Between 21 and 29 pap smears should performed every 3 years. Between 30 and 65 women should begin to include HPV testing every five years (after 65, women who have had normal results for previous tests in the past 10 years can discontinue testing).