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What is cancer screening?

Cancer screenings are tests that can find disease before you have symptoms. It is important to get screened because these tests can find cancer early, when treatment works best. In fact, cervical and colon screenings can find growths that can be removed before they ever become cancer.

When should I be screened for cancer?

Talk to your health care provider about which cancer screenings are right for you and when you should get them. When and how often you get screened for different cancers depends on a number of factors, including your age and family history. Visit the Massachusetts Health Quality Partners website for the most up-to-date cancer screening recommendations.

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This information is provided by the Comprehensive Cancer Prevention and Control Network.