Cancer Screening Tests
Cancer screening, or looking for signs of cancer in adults, saves lives. It is particularly effective for three types of cancer: colorectal cancer, breast cancer, and cervical cancer. Part of good quality health care means that you are your doctor should discuss if and when you should get each of these three tests, based on your age and risk factors. You can use this website to search and compare doctors' offices in Massachusetts based on how well they screen for these cancers based on proven standards of care.
Cancer screening requires a visit to your primary care doctor, who will perform tests that were developed to find these types of cancer. Each screening test is different and is recommended for different people at different times, depending on your gender, age, family medical history, and certain lifestyle choices (such as what you eat, how active you are, and if you smoke).
For more details on each of these important tests, please follow the links below.