Do you know your risk? Do you know how to manage that risk? The key to surviving cancer is early detection. There are 5 types of cancer that have recommended screenings: breast, cervical, colorectal, prostate, and skin.
Recommended Screenings Include:
- Mammogram: Every year beginning at age 40
- Clinical Breast Exam: Every 3 years for women in 20's & 30's. Every year beginning at age 40
- Breast Self-Exam: Beginning in 20's
- Pap Test: Every year for women age 21-65 (or younger if sexually active)
- Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT): Every year beginning at age 50
- Flexible Sigmoidoscopy: Every 5 years beginning at age 50
- Double Contrast Baruim Enema (DCBE): Every 5 years beginning at age 50
- Colonosopy: Every 10 years beginning at age 50
- Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) Blood Test: Men ages 50+, high risk should start at age 45
- Digital Rectal Exam (DRE): Men ages 50+, high risk should start at age 45
- Clinical Skin Exam: Every 3 years from ages 20-40, Every year ages 40+
Click HERE for some dietary and activity tips from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to reduce the risk of cancer. Are you already doing the recommended screenings to help prevent cancer for your age? If not, get at least one on the calendar.
The HNT Staff