Cancer screening tests when should you be doing them

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Raising awareness: -Actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney both recently got a colonoscopy to raise awareness about colorectal cancer in people under 50.

Clinical breast exams and breast self-exams: -These are the first line of prevention when it comes to detecting any abnormalities in breast tissue that will require further investigation.

Testicular cancer: -There isn’t a specific screening test for testicular cancer, but similar to breast cancer, self-examination can help detect any bumps.

Breast cancer screening: -Screening mammography is an x-ray of the breasts. It is used to detect signs of breast cancer.

Other screening tests: -People who are at higher risk of certain cancers are sometimes prescribed other screening tests. Let’s take a look at some of them.

Screening tests: -Now, let’s take a look at other cancer screening tests and when you should be doing them

Lung cancer screening: -There is a specific type of CT scan that is used to screen for lung cancer.

Colorectal cancer screening: -A colonoscopy is the most popular screening test for colorectal cancer, though other tests are also used, namely sigmoidoscopies and stool tests.

Colorectal cancer screening (virtual colonoscopy): -Unlike a regular colonoscopy, which is an invasive screening test, a virtual colonoscopy allows for the colon be examined from the outside. 

Cervical cancer screening: -Human papillomavirus (HPV) tests and Pap tests (or pap smears) are essential to detect any abnormal cells that might evolve into cancer.

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