National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Get Recommended Screening Tests and Immunizations: Focus on Cancer Screening
Get recommended preventive services, including screening. Recommendations for preventive services depend on your age, sex, health status, and family history. Find out which screening tests are recommended for you!
- Get Recommended Screening Tests and Immunizations: A Healthy Living Message
- Cancer Screenings and Other Preventive Services:
- Recommended Screening Tests and Immunizations – Whiteboard Video
Veterans Health Library
The Veterans Health Library (VHL) offers Veterans, their families and caregivers 24/7 Internet access to comprehensive, Veteran-focused health information that’s consistent with VA clinical practice. Its information, resources, and tools are engaging, “Veteran-friendly” and written in plain language VHL helps Veterans understand and manage health problems, make informed health decisions, and actively partner with their health care teams. A sample of items within the VHL on Recommended Screening Tests and Immunizations include:
- Preventing cancer
- Breast screening
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On May 9, 2017, VA adopted the American Cancer Society Guidelines.
The American Cancer Society (ACS) guidelines
- The ACS recommends that women with an average risk of breast cancer should undergo regular screening mammography starting at age 45 years.
- Women aged 45 to 54 years should be screened annually.
- Women 55 years and older should transition to biennial screening or have the opportunity to continue screening annually. Women should have the opportunity to begin annual screening between the ages of 40 and 44 years.
- Women should continue screening mammography as long as their overall health is good and they have a life expectancy of 10 years or longer.
- ACS does not recommend clinical breast examination for breast cancer screening among average-risk women at any age.