Overview Of Early Disease Detection
Screenings are tests that look for diseases before you have symptoms. Screening tests can find diseases early when they’re easier to treat. You can get some screenings in your doctor’s office. Other early disease detection needs special equipment, so you may need to go to a different office or clinic.
Some conditions that doctors commonly screen for include:
- Breast cancer and cervical cancer in women
- Colorectal cancer
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Overweight and obesity
- Prostate cancer in men
Which early disease detection tests you need depends on your age, your sex, your family history, and whether you have risk factors for certain diseases. After a screening test, ask when you will get the results and whom to talk to about them.