Early detection and screening for cancer

Getting screened regularly for cancer can save your life

Regular screening gives you the best chance of finding cancer early when it’s small and before it has spread. Many factors can impact your need for cancer screenings including:

  • age
  • health
  • family history 
  • smoking history
  • diet
  • exercise

When should I get screened for cancer?

It's important to understand what types of screening are available and when to get screened. Recommendations for cancer screening may differ and not all types of cancer have a screening test.

Are there resources to help me get screened for cancer?

Why does my family health history matter?

Some cancers have genetic links. Having relatives with cancer may increase the risk of developing cancer for you and your family.

Next, find out about the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.