Screening increases the chances of detecting certain cancers early, when they are most likely to be curable. Learn what screening tests the American Cancer Society recommends, when you should have them, and how they are covered under some types of insurance.
Find Cancer Early
Some cancers can be found early, before they have had a chance to grow and spread. In this section you can learn more about the screening tests that can be used to look for cancer and about American Cancer Society guidelines for using these tests.
Here you can learn about the types of tests doctors commonly use to look for and diagnose cancer, to help determine if it has spread, and to monitor it during treatment.
If you have questions about American Cancer Society cancer screening guidelines and recommendations, or you need more information about the cancer screening tests themselves, these videos are for you.
In this section you can learn more about many of the cancers that commonly affect women, and about what you can do to help protect yourself and your loved ones.
Here you can learn more about many of the cancers that commonly affect men, and about what you can do to help protect yourself and your loved ones.
The images in this gallery will show you some examples of basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma, as well as some benign skin conditions. Be sure to talk to your doctor about any spot or sore on your skin that is new or changing, even if it doesn’t look like one of these images.