What is a Cancer Screening?
A Cancer screening helps look for cancer before you may have any symptoms. There are several different types of screenings for many diagnoses. Sometimes screenings can come with risks including false positives or false negatives. Soemtimes screenings can find Cancer at the beginning Stage as well as advanced stage. If cancer is found early however, it may be easier to treat or even cure. Even if your doctor Suggest a screening test, it doesnt always mean that you have something wrong, it could be mearly for prevention. It is good to get preventative screenings at all different stages of life.
What are different types of screenings?
- Physical exam
- Patient History
- Lab Tests
- Genetic Testing
Why get screened?
- Early detection is the best chance for survial or longer life.
- Sometimes early detection can allow for surgical ressection rather than treatment.
- Getting Screened genetically can possibly help other family members determine if they should go get screened earlier.
- It is possible to see if you are more susceptible to a certain disease by getting screened.
There are several different types of screenings you can get for breast cancer, Colon cancer, cervical cancer, prostate cancer, and more. Talk to you physician to see if you are eligible to get one.