Screening detects cancer in its earliest stages by testing or checking for the disease when you don’t have symptoms. Screening tests can find colon, cervical, breast and other cancers at their earliest, most treatable stages. Some tests can find precancerous cells that can be treated before cancer even has the chance to develop.
Talk to your doctor about cancer screening at any age. Your doctor will know what screening tests you need or if you are at higher risk for developing cancer and need to be screened earlier or more often. Learn more about screening for specific kinds of cancer below.