Preventive Cancer Screenings North of Boston
As many as 30 to 50 percent of cancer cases can be prevented with simple efforts, such as lifestyle changes and cancer screenings.
Cancer screenings help identify cancer at its earliest stages when it is most treatable. These tests can even help your doctor identify abnormalities before they become cancerous and begin to cause symptoms. Screenings are especially important if you have a family history of cancer. Your primary care physician will advise you when it’s time for a screening.
Cancer screenings can take several different forms, including imaging exams, laboratory tests, physical exams and genetic testing. Common cancer screenings include:
- 3D mammography
- breast MRIs
- clinical breast exams
- human papillomavirus tests
- low-dose CT scans for lung cancer
- pap tests
- skin cancer screenings
- transvaginal ultrasounds
To discuss your questions about preventive cancer screening speak with your primary care physician. If you need a doctor, find one that is best for you.