Cancer screening involves medical tests conducted to detect various cancers. These can be performed even when you are healthy and don’t have any signs of illness. The frequency and types of cancer detection tests performed are based on the chances of getting cancer. Your family history of cancer and medical history also help your doctor determine your possibilities of developing cancer. Early detection of cancers makes treating cancer easier and can save your life.
Early detection of female cancers
Early detection tests for some of the female cancers include:
Tests for early detection of cervical cancer should begin when a woman is 21 years of age.
Cervical cancer testing is not performed if you are below the age of 20 or if you have had your uterus removed.
Endometrial (Uterine) Cancer
You should be well informed about the symptoms and risks of endometrial cancer following menopause, so that you can report any kind of bleeding or spotting immediately to your doctor. If you have a history of uterine cancer, you can have an endometrial biopsy every year.
It is important to include a cancer-related check-up during your periodic health exams. For more assistance on screening and early detection of female cancer, please consult Dr. Nazek Al Salman at 050-573-6619.