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Medical 7-Cancer Screening Handout


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The most common malignancy among women in the U.S. is?
breast cancer
On average, a woman's lifetime risk of developing breast cancer is?
1 in 8
Risk factors for breast cancer are?
previous history of breast cancer...
first degree relative with breast cancer (mother/sister)...
early menarche, late age at first birth...
radiographically dense breasts or calcifications...
atypical hyperplasia (proliferative benign breast disease)
Screening for breast cancer?
monthly breast self-exam, starting at age 20, clinical breast exam (CBE) every 3 years from 20-39 yo then annually, and mammography annually from 40 yo
Third most common malignant _____, second leading cause of cancer deaths is ________ cancer
Starting at 50yo, screening for colorectal cancer is done by which 3 diagnostic studies?
fecal occult blood test (FOB) and flexible sigmoidoscopy
double contrast barium enema
Which cancer is second leading cause of cancer death in men?
Which race is prostate cancer more prevalent in?
black males and those with a family history of prostate cancer
Starting at 50yo, screening for prostate cancer is done with?
annual digital rectal exam (DRE) and PSA
Which cancer has a long latency period with strong association between infection with particular subtypes of early detection and treatment?
cervical cancer
Screening for cervical cancer begins?
sexually active or at the age of 18yo
Screen for cervical cancer using which exams?
annual Pap and pelvic exam
After ___ negative screenings for cervical cancer, tests may be decreased per doctor.
Recommended cancer-related check ups should include which body systems and how frequently should they be done?
lymph nodes
oral cavity

every 3 years from 20-39 and annually after age 40

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