Safeguard your health by turning to your doctor for regular cancer screenings.
Cancer is one of the leading causes of death around the world; however, our Livonia, MI, physicians offer a variety of screening tools to detect cancer early on when it is highly curable. The problem is, is that many people don’t see their doctors for regular check-ups, let alone for cancer screenings. Regardless of your risk for cancer, it’s a good idea that you are turning to our doctors for regular preventive measures including cancer screenings.
The types of different cancer screenings include,
This X-ray is the best tool that our doctor has for screening and detecting breast cancer early. Women should begin to get routine mammograms by the age of 50. Women who are at above-average risk for breast cancer may want to talk to our Livonia, MI, doctors about getting a breast cancer screening before 50 years old. Women should continue to get regular breast cancer screenings every two years between the ages of 50 and 74 years old.
Are you currently a smoker? Have you just quit smoking or have a history of smoking? If so, it’s a good idea to see your doctor once a year for a CT scan, which can help detect lung cancer early. If you are between the ages of 55 and 80 years old, talk with your doctor about whether an annual lung cancer screening is right for you.
The most effective tool for detecting colorectal cancer is a simple colonoscopy, an in-patient procedure in which your doctor is able to examine the lining of the rectum and colon to look for polyps and other potential signs of cancer. Any polyps that are detected can also be removed during the colonoscopy. Healthy men and women with an average risk for colorectal cancer should get screened at 50 years old. If you have a family history of colorectal cancer or other risk factors, you may want to get screened before age 50.
A Pap smear is one of the best tools for detecting precancerous and cancerous cells within the cervix. One common cause of cervical cancer is a sexually transmitted disease known as the human papilloma virus (HPV). With more and more young adults developing HPV it’s important that women are seeing their gynecologist regularly for their annual exam and a Pap test.
Western Wayne Physicians can provide comprehensive cancer screenings at their Livonia, Allen Park or Dearborn, MI, offices. If you want to schedule a screening with us please call us. Call (313) 386-5500 for our Allen Park, MI, office, (313) 565-6800 for our Dearborn, MI, or (734) 462-0090 for our Livonia, MI, office.