Cancer Screening Guidelines
Cancer screening exams are medical tests done when you’re healthy. And, you don’t have any signs of illness. They help find cancer early, when the chances for successfully treating the disease are greatest.
The exams you get and how often you’re tested depends on your chances of getting cancer.
MD Anderson recommends screening exams for these cancers:
- Breast Cancer
- Cervical Cancer
- Colorectal Cancer
- Endometrial Cancer
- Liver Cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Ovarian Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
- Skin Cancer
Our experts also offer advice, tips and tools on planning and preparing for your exams, and tracking your results.
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Genetics and cancer risk
About 5 to 10% of all cancers are inherited. This means that mutations in specific genes are passed from one blood relative to another. Individuals who inherit one of these abnormal genes have a much greater chance of developing cancer. Learn if you're at risk and what you can do:
PSA tracking tool (PDF)
Check your cancer risk
By completing Cancer Risk Check, you can determine your risk for certain cancers and get the tools you need to take steps toward a healthier lifestyle.
Lyda Hill Cancer Prevention Center
Did you know you can get your mammogram or prostate exam at MD Anderson's Lyda Hill Cancer Prevention Center? Most major insurance plans are accepted. Schedule an appointment today by calling 1-877-632-6789.