Prevention Screenings

Are your prevention screenings up to date?  By making healthy choices, you can reduce your chances of getting a chronic disease and improve your quality of life. Avoiding chronic conditions, like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and obesity, can also lower your risk of severe illness.  

Healthy behaviors are only part of the picture. Getting routine preventative care can help you stay well and catch problems early, helping you live a longer, healthier life.

Breast Cancer screening can’t prevent breast cancer, but it can help find breast cancer early when it’s easier to treat. Talk to your doctor about which breast cancer screening tests are right for you and when you should have them. Learn more about screening for breast cancer.

Colorectal (Colon) Cancer almost always develops from precancerous polyps (abnormal growths) in the colon or rectum. Screening tests can find precancerous polyps so they can be removed before they turn into cancer. Screening tests also can find colorectal cancer early, when treatment works best. Learn more about screening for colorectal cancer.

Cervical Cancer pap tests can find abnormal cells in the cervix that may turn into cancer. It can also find cervical cancer early when the chance of being cured is high. The HPV test looks for the virus (human papillomavirus) that can cause these cell changes. Learn more about screening for cervical cancer.

Lung cancer yearly screening with low-dose computed tomography is recommended for people who are 50 to 80 years old, and either have a history of heavy smoking and smoke now or have quit within the past 15 years. Learn more about screening for lung cancer.