By Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Breast self-exams, Pap smears, PSA screenings, genetic tests, colonoscopies—everywhere you turn, it seems, new recommendations are coming out about screening tests for various cancers, which has many people feeling confused. Should you get screened? If so, why, when and how often? The answers aren’t simple, or always black and white. But knowing which screenings are recommended for which cancers and understanding your risks can help clear up some confusion.

Cancer Treatment Centers of America physicians help sort through some of the confusion by recommending you keep in mind the three Rs: risk factor, recommendation and rationale. READ MORE about each, including a compiled list of cancer screening recommendations from leading cancer organizations.

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