Cervical Cancer Screening
The American Cancer Society suggests that all women should begin cervical cancer screenings about three years after they begin having vaginal intercourse, but no later than 21 years of age. Screening should be done every year. Beginning at age 30, women who have had three normal Pap test results in a row may get screened every two to three years.
Breast Cancer Screening
Also, starting at the age of 40, women should have a mammogram every year to screen for breast cancer. Women who have risk factors for breast cancer, such as a family history of breast cancer, may need to have mammograms more often or start having them sooner.
Colorectal Cancer Screening
For both men and women, after the age of 50, screenings for colorectal cancer are recommended. There are multiple tests to screen for colorectal cancer. How often you need screenings will depend on which of these tests is performed. Talk with your doctor about which options are best for you.