Why should I be screened for cancer?

Breast, cervical and colorectal cancers may not always cause symptoms, but there are screening tests that can find these cancers early, when treatment is most successful.

The risk for breast cancer increases with age. Talk to your doctor about when and how often you should be screened.

All women are at risk for cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is one of the easiest cancers to prevent with regular screening tests and follow-up. It also is highly curable when found and treated early.

All men and women ages 45 or older should be screened for colorectal cancer; your healthcare provider may recommend starting screening earlier.

Early cancer detection saves lives!