Recommended Screening Checklists

Recommended Screening Checklists
 
There are specific early detection tests that we recommend you take based on your age and gender. 
 
Women between 20 and 39 years old:
  • Monthly breast self-examination
  • Clinical breast exam by a professional starting at 20 every 2-3 years and annually after 30
  • PAP smear starting three years after becoming sexually active, and annually thereafter
  • Annual skin exam

Women between 40 and 49 years old:

  • Monthly breast self-examination
  • Annual clinical breast examination by a professional
  • PAP smear starting three years after becoming sexually active, and annually thereafter
  • Mammogram (once every two years)
  • Annual skin exam

Women 50 years and older:

  • Monthly breast self-examination
  • Annual clinical breast examination by a professional
  • PAP smear starting three years after becoming sexually active, and annually thereafter
  • Annual mammogram
  • Colonoscopy every ten years, or fecal occult blood testing (FOBT) annually, and flexible sigmoidoscopy every five years
  • Annual skin exam

Men between 18 and 49 years old:

  • Annual or regular skin exam
  • Annual or regular testicular exam

Men 50 years and older:

  • Annual skin exam
  • Annual testicular exam
  • Annual digital rectal exam
  • Colonoscopy every ten years or fecal occult blood testing (FOBT) and flexible sigmoidoscopy every five years
  • Annual tests for prostate specific antigen (PSA)
You can also keep this information handy and hang it on your fridge to remind you. Download our Early Detection Test pamphlet in Arabic or English.