Screening

Media icon Listen to this screening message from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

These are the screenings as recommended by the American Cancer Society.

If you have a family history or other risk factors, talk to your doctor about how often you should be screened.

Men and women:

Women:

Men:

  • Prostate cancer. Starting at age 50, talk to your doctor about whether you should be tested for prostate cancer. If you have risk factors, you may wish to be screened starting at age 40. Learn more about prostate cancer screening.

You may also wish to be examined for other kinds of cancer during regular health exams. Ask your doctor about counseling and exams for cancers of the thyroid, oral cavity, lymph nodes, testes, and ovaries in regular
check-ups.