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:
- Colorectal cancer. Talk to your doctor about being screened for colorectal cancer starting at age 50. Learn more about colorectal cancer screening.
- Skin cancer. Talk to your doctor about being screened for skin cancer. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) recommend that people perform a skin self-exam once a month.
- Lung Cancer. Talk to your doctor about being screened for lung cancer. Learn more about lung cancer screening from the Maine Comprehensive Lung Cancer Screening Program.
- Breast cancer. Talk to your doctor about getting regular mammograms starting at age 45, and clinical breast exams starting at age 20. Learn more about breast cancer screening.
- Cervical cancer. Begin cervical cancer screening about 3 years after first having vaginal intercourse, but no later than age 21. Learn more about cervical cancer screening.
- 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