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Suggested Screenings for Women and Men

At Saint Agnes, we know the best medicine is preventive medicine. Build a foundation of health by visiting your primary care doctor annually and getting the proper screenings for your age and individual health. Did you know that men's screenings are different than women's screenings?

For Women | Age 40+

Suggested screenings for women starting at age 40 include:

  • Breast – a mammogram screening is recommended annually. For information about scheduling your mammography, click here.
  • Colon – Colorectal screenings should begin at age 45 and continue through 75. Colorectal screenings can prevent up to 90% of all colon cancers.  
    • Individuals with family history of cancer or a higher risk for cancer should seek advice from their medical provider on recommended screenings.
  • Skin – Skin screening is based on individual risk and you should consult with your primary care provider at your annual exam. 
  • Gynecologic – A Pap Smear is recommended every 1-3 years.
  • Bone – A bone density exam is recommended at age 65 or earlier if you are high risk. For information about scheduling your bone density exam, click here.
  • Lung – A low-dose CT scan is available for those 55 and older who meet screening criteria. For information about scheduling a lung screening, click here.

Men | Age 40+

Suggested screenings for men starting at age 40 include:

  • Skin – skin screening is based on individual risk and you should consult with your primary care provider at your annual exam. 
  • Colon – Colorectal screenings should begin at age 45 and continue through 75. Colorectal screenings can prevent up to 90% of all colon cancers. 
    • Individuals with family history of cancer or a higher risk for cancer should seek advice from their medical provider on recommended screenings.
  • Prostate – prostate exams are done as directed by your primary care provider. 
  • Bone – A bone density exam is recommended at age 65 or earlier if you are high risk. For information about scheduling your bone density exam, click here.
  • Lung – A low-dose CT scan is available for those 55 and older who meet screening criteria. For information about scheduling a lung screening, click here.

Your health at every age

No matter what your age, Saint Agnes is dedicated to helping everyone maintain good health and live life to their fullest. That’s why we created Decade Cards – a helpful list of suggested screening tests and procedures specific to your age group. Whether you’re 23 or 83, we have the tools to help you navigate your health. We even have decade cards for men! To download your decade card, click here

Treatments

The Saint Agnes, in partnership with cCare at Saint Agnes, offers many treatments options available for our patients.

Medical Oncology 
Medical oncology utilizes the most current standards of care available. The physicians in Medical Oncology use chemotherapy, biotherapy, immunotherapy and radiopharmaceuticals in the treatment of cancer. Chemotherapy is the use of cytotoxic (anti-cancer) medications to kill cancer cells.

Hormonal Therapy 
Treatments for cancer are grouped into two major categories—local and systemic. Local therapies include surgery and radiation therapy. Hormonal therapy is useful if a particular person's cancer makes one of the hormone receptors, estrogen or progesterone.

Radiation Oncology 
Radiation therapy involves the use of high-energy x-rays or particles (called electrons). It works by killing tumor cells or inhibiting their growth and division. Through years of clinical trials, radiation oncologists have studied the use of radiation therapy to treat cancer.