What type of screenings does MD Anderson offer?
MD Anderson offers the following cancer screenings:
What are the advantages of coming to MD Anderson for screening?
MD Anderson's Lyda Hill Cancer Prevention Center offers a range of services to help you learn how to reduce your cancer risk or to detect cancer early - when it’s most treatable. Cancer screening exams are based on age, gender and disease risk. We also offer risk assessment, risk reduction and diagnostic evaluation services.
When should I start getting screened?
Cancer screening exams are medical tests done when you’re healthy, with no signs of illness. They help find cancer early, when the chances for successfully treating the disease are greatest. Find out what screening exams are right for you, based on age, gender and family history.
How much will the screening cost and will my insurance cover my visit?
Screening costs vary from insurance to insurance. If you are enrolled in a managed care plan (HMO, PPO or POS), your screening at MD Anderson may be covered by insurance. Check our list of currently accepted insurance plans here. If you don’t see your plan listed or you have insurance questions, call 877-632-6789.
Do you offer genetic testing?
Yes. If you think you might be at risk for an inherited cancer, it's a good idea to meet with a genetics counselor. He or she will review your family medical history, talk to you about the role of genetics in cancer and perform a hereditary cancer risk assessment. This assessment will cover:
- Your chances of having a genetic mutation
- Personalized genetic testing recommendations
- A general estimate of your personal cancer risks
- Individualized cancer screening and prevention recommendations