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Cancer | Oncology

What cancer screening is right for you?

At Summa, we strive to catch and diagnose cancer early, when it’s easier to treat and cure. Through our dedication to exceptional cancer screening programs, Summa’s comprehensive cancer screening services include digital mammography for breast cancer, colonoscopy for colorectal cancer, low-dose CT scans for lung cancer, and PSA tests for prostate cancer and PAP tests for cervical cancer. 

Find out which screening is right for you. Explore the grid below.

Cancer Screening and Prevention Guidelines 2014

Breast Health

Age 21-39

Screening Recommendations
Guidelines
Frequency
Clinical Breast Exam
About every 3 years. Physician's discretion.
3 yrs
Screening Mammogram
At Physician's discretion for women with higher than average risk and age less than 40.
Discuss

Age 40-64

Screening Recommendations
Guidelines
Frequency
Clinical Breast Exam
Annually
Annually
Screening Mammogram
Annually
Annually
Discuss Breast Cancer Chemoprevention
Please discuss with your healthcare provider.
Discuss

Age 65 and older

Screening Recommendations
Guidelines
Frequency
Clinical Breast Exam
Annually
Annually
Screening Mammogram
Annually
Annually

Cervical Health

Age 21-29

Screening Recommendations
Guidelines
Frequency
Pap Smear. Note: Women who have had their uterus removed (and also her cervix) for reasons not related to cervical cancer and who had no history of cervical cancer or serious pre-cancer should not be tested.
Every 3 years, screening with cytology (Papanicolaou smear - Pap smear).
3-5 yrs

Age 30-65

Screening Recommendations
Guidelines
Frequency
Pap Smear
Every 3 years, screening with cytology (Papanicolaou smear, Pap smear) alone. OR Screening with cytology (Pap smear) and HPV testing every 5 years.
3 OR 5 yrs

Age 65 and older

Screening Recommendations
Guidelines
Frequency
Pap Smear
Women over 65 who have had 2 consecutive negative Paps within the past 10 years or no history of high grade dysplasia
within the past 20 years can stop cervical screening. Please discuss with your healthcare provider.
Discuss

Colorectal Health

Beginning at Age 40

Screening Recommendations
Guidelines
Frequency
Colonoscopy
Every 5 years, if colorectal cancer or adenomatous polyps in any first-degree relative before age 60.
5 yrs

Age 45

Screening Recommendations
Guidelines
Frequency
Colonoscopy
Every 10 years, asymptomatic African-Americans.
10 yrs

Age 50

Screening Recommendations
Guidelines
Frequency
Colonoscopy
Every 10 years, asymptomatic individuals.
10 yrs
OR

Beginning at Age 50 or age 45 for African Americans

Asymptomatic = individuals without other medical risk factors and never had a previous screening study
Symptoms = rectal bleeding, abdominal pain, unexplained changes in bowel habits (diarrhea or constipation) or unexplained weight loss
Screening Recommendations
Guidelines
Frequency
Flexible Sigmoidoscopy*
Every 5 years
5 yrs
Double-contrast Barium Enema*
Every 5 years
5 yrs
Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT)* OR Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT)*
Annually. FOBT or FIT is not recommended for 5 years after a high-quality colonoscopy.
Annually

Lung Health

Age 50-54

Screening Recommendations
Guidelines
Frequency
CT Lung Screen (Low Dose)
Smoked at least one pack a day for 20 years and one additional risk: radon exposure, occupational exposure, cancer history, family history of lung cancer, COPD or pulmonary fibrosis.
Discuss

Age 55-74

Screening Recommendations
Guidelines
Frequency
CT Lung Screen (Low Dose)
Smoked at least one pack a day for 30 years or two packs a day for 15 years. OR Quit smoking less than 15 years ago.
Discuss

Prostate Health

Age 45-49

Screening Recommendations
Guidelines
Frequency
Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) Blood Test and Digital Rectal Exam
Offer annually with information on potential risks and benefits to begin starting between ages 45-49 to African Americans and to individuals with a family history with at least a 10-year life expectancy.
Annually

Age 50 and older

Screening Recommendations
Guidelines
Frequency
Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) Blood Test and Digital Rectal Exam
Offer annually to men with at least 10-year life expectancy along with information on potential risks and benefits.
Annually

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