- Unusual cell division can cause lumps that may cause cancer, which invades and destroys the body’s organs. If cancer cells can’t be controlled, death will occur.
- Cancer can occur at any age.
- Most common cancers among Asian Americans (2014-2018):
1.) Women: Breast, lung, colorectal, thyroid, uterine
2.) Men: Prostate, lung, colorectal, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, bladder
- Risk factors:
1.) Things you can control: Weight, diet, exercise, alcohol, smoking/vaping, sun exposure, radiation, chemicals
2.) Things you can’t control: Age, personal medical history, family medical history
Cancer Screening Recommendations
|*Breast (Women)||Mammogram||Every 2 years starting at ago 50|
|*Cervical (Women)||Human papillomavirus (HPV) exam OR||Every 5 years starting at age 30|
|Pap smera + HPV exam OR||Every 5 years starting at age 30|
|Pap smera||Every 3 years starting at age 21|
Antigen (PSA) + Digital Rectal Exam (DRE)
|Discuss with your doctor starting at age 55|
|Colorectal (Men and Women)||Fecal
Occult Blood Test (FOBT) OR
|Every year starting at age 45|
|Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) OR||Every year starting at age 45|
|Fecal Immunochemical Test – Deoxyribonucleic Acid (FIT-DNA) OR||Every 1-3 years starting at age 45|
|Flexible sigmoidoscopy OR||Every 5 years starting at age 45|
|Every 10 years starting at age 45 if FIT is done|
|Colonoscopy OR||Every 10 years starting at age 45|
|Lung (Men and Women who have smoked within the past 15 years)||Low-Dose
Computed Tomography (LDCT)
|Every year starting at age 50|
*These topics are being updated by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. The information provided here is not intended to be a substitute for medical information provided by a healthcare provider.
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