The Cancer Prevention Center offers a wide range of screening exams and early detection services.
Cancer screening exams are medical tests performed when a person has no symptoms of cancer. If screening results suggest cancer, more extensive diagnostic tests should be conducted to determine if cancer is present.
If you are not sure which services are best for you or you would like to schedule an appointment, call 713-745-8040 or toll-free 1-800-438-6434.
Cancer Risk Assessment
Genetic Counseling and Testing
Approximately 5-10% of cancer is inherited. Individuals who have a genetic predisposition for developing cancer will have a far higher chance of developing cancer within their lifetime and at an earlier age. Learn more about genetic testing and counseling.
Cancer Risk Reduction
You can reduce your risk of cancer by maintaining a healthy lifestyle.In special cases, some people may consider chemoprevention, which is a way to prevent or delay the development of cancer by taking medicines, vitamins or other agents.
Cancer Screening Services
- Breast Cancer Screening
- Cervical Cancer Screening
- Colorectal Cancer Screening
- Lung Cancer Screening
- Ovarian and Endometrial Cancer Screening
- Prostate Cancer Screening
- Skin Cancer Screening
Diagnostic Evaluation Services
Early detection is your best defense against cancer
Thanks to earlier detection, improved treatments and the supportive care of family and friends, there are now more than 10 million cancer survivors in the United States.
For patients treated at MD Anderson, the Breast Cancer Survivorship Clinic can help develop a plan for ongoing health care. Other survivorship clinics at MD Anderson Cancer Center include: