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Cancer screenings

Cancer prevention and early detection are key to the American Cancer Society's (ACS') mission to save lives, celebrate lives and lead the fight for a world without cancer. University Health recommends routine cancer screenings for everyone; especially those who are at higher risk or have a family history.

Many cancers are treatable, especially when detected in its early stages. It's important to discuss potential health concerns and screening options with your doctor. Early detection of cancer through screening increases survival rates from cancers of the colorectal, breast, cervical and lung. The first step is to seek care with a primary care physician in order to determine which, if any, screenings would benefit you.

To learn more about which tests are recommended according to your gender and age, see infographic below.