Most women know to get a pap smear once a year. Some people know they are supposed to get a mole check yearly, but did you know there also several other cancer screenings you should have done?
Regular cancer screenings are vital to protecting your health. The doctors at La Peer Health Systems recommend preventative screenings because finding cancer early greatly increases the chance for successful treatment.
While each patient has individual cancer screening needs, based on the family history of cancer, here is a general guide to when and how often you should be seeing your doctor for screenings:
|Type of Cancer||Who needs to be screened?||When do I need to be screened?|
|Cervical||All women aged 18 and over||
|Colorectal||Men and women 50 years old and over.||
|Prostate||Men 40 years old and over||
|Skin||Men and women 20 years old and over||