Cancer Screening Recommendations

Idaho Clinical Laboratory Service, Madison Memorial Hospital

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Benjamin Franklin

Below is a list of 7 common cancers and when to get screened for each one.

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Cervical Cancer Screening Recommendation: Women between ages 21 and 29 should get a pap test every 3 years. Women over 30 should work with their provider to figure out whether they want a pap test every 3 years or both the pap and HPV test every 5 years.

Breast Cancer Screening Recommendation: Women between ages 20 and 39 should get a clinical breast exam every year. Women over 40 should get both a clinical breast exam as well as a mammogram every year.

Colorectal Cancer Screening Recommendation: Men and women over 45 should get a colonoscopy every 10 years or stool-based tests (FIT or FOBT) every year.

Skin Cancer Screening Recommendation: Talk to your provider about a total body skin exam.

Prostate Cancer Screening Recommendation: If you are over 50, discuss with your provider the benefits and risks of a PSA test.

Lung Cancer Screening Recommendation: If you are over the age of 50 and smoke or have smoked, talk to your provider about a low-dose CT scan.

Oral Cancer Screening Recommendation: Talk to your provider about head and neck screening.

We can benefit from talking to a doctor about what screenings are right for each situation!

Want to print this and save it for later? Click the link below for the PDF!

https://madisonhealth.org/wp-content/uploads/Rexburg-Screening-Flyer-Madison.pdf

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