Diagnosing cancer at its earliest stages often provides the best chance for a cure. With this in mind, talk with your doctor about what types of cancer screening may be appropriate for you.
|Type of cancer
||Who should consider screening?
||Women 40 and older; earlier for those at high risk
||Women 21 or older, or beginning three years after first sexual intercourse
||Men and women 50 and older; earlier for those at high risk
||Men 50 and older; age 40 for some men
There are many treatment choices for cancer. Treatment options depend on the type of cancer, the stage of the cancer and other factors such as age, health status and personal preferences.
Take an active role in your treatment by researching each treatment method. You should discuss with your doctor which treatment choices are best for you. Don't be afraid to ask questions.