Learn Your Cancer Screening Playbook
When it comes to your health, good information is essential. Here are some important reminders about cancer screenings.
Lung cancer is the number one cancer killer. Screening is especially important if you currently smoke, recently quit or were a regular smoker in the past 15 years.
Learn more about Lung Cancer.
Getting a mammogram every year starting at age 40 saves the most lives. Women should talk to their doctor about their preferences and family history, too.
Learn more about Breast Cancer.
Men should talk to their doctor about starting prostate cancer screening at age 50, and at age 45 if they have a family history of the disease or are African American.
Learn more about Prostate Cancer.
Both men and women should start colorectal screening at age 50, and earlier if they have a family history of colon cancer.
Learn more about Colorectal Cancer.
For skin cancer, after the age of 18 you should conduct monthly self-exams of moles and birthmarks and alert your health-care provider if you have any concerns.
Learn more about Skin Cancer.
HPV Vaccination For Kids and Young Adults
HPV vaccination protect people from human papillomavirus, which can serious cancers later in life.
- Doctors recommend that all girls and boys get the HPV vaccine series when they are 11 or 12 years old.
- Teen boys and girls who did not get vaccinated when they were younger should get it now.
- HPV vaccination is also recommended for young women through age 26, and young men through age 21.
Learn more about HPV Vaccination.