Check Yourself: Are You Getting the Screening You Need?

Table 2. Check Yourself: Are You Getting the Screening You Need?

Women
Beginning Age Recommended Screenings Frequency
18 Thyroid palpation and ultrasound Annual for palpation consider annually for ultrasound
18 Breast self-examination Monthly
18* Comprehensive physical exam Annually
25* Clinical breast examination Every six months
30-35*

Mammography
Breast MRI

Annual
Annual

30-35 Endometrial cancer screening Consider annually
Adults Dermatology Consider annually
50 Colonoscopy Every 10 years, if normal
Men
Beginning Age Recommended Screenings Frequency
18* Thyroid palpation and ultrasound Annual for palpation consider annually for ultrasound
18* Thyroid ultrasound and palpation Annual for palpation and consider for ultrasound
18* Comprehensive physical exam Annual
Adults Dermatology Consider annually
50 Colonoscopy Every 10 years, if normal

* or 5-10 years before the earliest related cancer in the family.

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