Not sure which routine cancer screenings you should schedule? We are here to help! Look at the chart below for information on the cancer screenings you need at every age.
Be sure to ask your health care provider about screenings at your next visit—your needs may differ based on your personal risk factors and family health history.
|Cancer screenings, early detection and prevention snapshot
|Talk with your health care provider about any personal or family history of cancer to determine if you should begin any cancer screenings at an earlier age or be tested more frequently. Having one or more family members with a history of certain cancers, including breast, colorectal and prostate, may place you at higher risk for the development of cancer. For more detail on screening options and intervals, please see our detailed cancer screenings and prevention chart.
|20s & 30s
If you missed a colonoscopy and are reluctant to get your appointment back on the books, ask your health care provider about other screening options. There are approved stool-based tests available that can be done without leaving your home.
Please note, however, that not everyone is a candidate for this kind of test (based on risk and other factors), and a positive test would need to be followed up with a colonoscopy. Your insurance plan may require a co-pay for an at-home test or a colonoscopy.