Most people don’t experience signs or symptoms of cancer until it’s in advanced stages. But you don’t need to wait for symptoms to check your health through cancer screening tests.
With routine screening, you can detect cancer early (before signs or symptoms appear!)— which is critical, because Early Detection = Better Outcomes. Early detection of cancer can mean less extensive treatment, more treatment options and better chances of survival.
The five-year survival rate for many cancers when caught early
is at least 90%.
The best way to detect cancer early and increase your chances for Better Outcomes is to get the routine cancer screenings and checkups recommended for you. Routine vaccinations and tests are also available for certain viruses that can cause cancer. Learn more about viruses linked to cancer.
Routine screenings are available for:
Routine screenings should be a part of your wellness routine, just like eating healthy, exercising and taking care of your mental health.
Remember, it’s never too late to start implementing healthy behaviors! It’s just like investing for retirement—most people look back and wish they started sooner, and ideally, you’d start making investments in your health on day one. But it’s never too late to start!