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A 30-year-old member asked:

Which types of tests are there for cancer screening?

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Dr. Paul Hartlaub
Preventive Medicine 35 years experience
Many: It depends on which cancer you are looking for; there isn't just one test for all cancers. At your age, 30, the only cancer screening test recommended for all women is a pap test every 3 years. For a complete list of recommendations by age/gender (if you have an ipad/ipod/ipad is see the prevention checklist 2013 app.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

What are the common screening tests for the diagnosis of cancers?

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Dr. Paul Hartlaub
Preventive Medicine 35 years experience
Many: It depends on your age and gender. At age 40 women should get pap tests for cervical cancer and consider mammograms for breast cancer. There are no proven routine cancer screening tests for men at that age. Sometimes other tests are recommended if high risk. For a complete list of proven screening tests, vaccines and other ways to stay healthy, check out the Prevention Checklist iPhone/iPad app.

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