Cancer Screenings

Few things can change your life more in an instant than being told you have cancer. While sometimes there is nothing you can stop cancer from developing, in other situations, you can play an active role in preventing it. Cancer screenings involve checking your body for cancer before symptoms have developed. By visiting our team at New York Medicine Doctors for this service, we’ll be able to provide intervention methods needed to stop cancer in its tracks before it develops.

What Cancers Should Be Screened For?

At New York Medicine Doctors, we know that there are no shortages of cancers a person can develop. That is why you must do everything in your power to stay ahead of this troublesome medical problem. Below are a few of the cancers that the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends being screened for one a semi-regular basis:

  • Breast cancer.
  • Cervical cancer.
  • Colon cancer.
  • Lung cancer.
  • Prostate cancer.

What To Expect

What you can expect to take place during your screening will vary on a case to case basis. For example, breast cancer screenings involve the use of mammograms for early detection of lumps or growths. Cervical cancer screenings utilize pap smears to check for irregularities, while colon cancer screens look for precancerous polyps in the colon or rectum.

Preparing For The Screening  

Since each screening is unique, patients may be told different things when it comes to preparing for their appointment. Rest assured, our staff will communicate in detail how you should get ready so the screening can go smoothly. And if you have any questions, feel free to call ahead of your appointment so you can gather the information you require.