• • 508 S. Habana, Tampa FL 33609
  • • PH: 813-877-6770
  • • Fax: 813-877-6771
    • 09 APR 13

    Cancer Screening

    Tests that primarily find cancer

    Yearly fecal immunochemical test (FIT) every year, or Stool DNA test (sDNA)***

    * If the test is positive, a colonoscopy should be done.

    Colon Cancer Screening:

    American Cancer Society Guidelines for the Early Detection of Cancer

    • Colorectal cancer and polyps

    • Beginning at age 50, both men and women should follow one of these schedules:

    • Tests that find polyps and cancer

    • Flexible sigmoidoscopy every 5 years*, or

    • Colonoscopy every 10 years, or

    • Double-contrast barium enema every 5 years*, or

    • CT colonography (virtual colonoscopy) every 5 years*

    Breast Health

    • Yearly mammograms are recommended starting at age 40 and continuing for as long as a woman is in good health

    • Clinical breast exam (CBE) about every 3 years for women in their 20s and 30s and every year for women 40 and over

    • Women should know how their breasts normally look and feel and report any breast change promptly to their health care provider. Breast self-exam (BSE) is an option for women starting in their 20s.

    • Some women – because of their family history, a genetic tendency, or certain other factors – should be screened with MRI in addition to mammograms. (The number of women who fall into this category is small: less than 2% of all the women in the US.) Talk with your doctor about your history and whether you should have additional tests at an earlier age.

    Pelvic Exam and Pap Smear

    • Visit your health care provider for an annual well women exam and check up

    • Schedule the appointment near your birthday so you do not forget!

    • Women that are sexually active should discuss with their health care provider about  being screened for STDs  (sexually transmitted diseases)

    Prostate Health

    Prostate cancer screening:  Every man over the age of 45 is at risk for prostate cancer

    but that risk increases dramatically with age.  In fact, more than 70% of men diagnosed with prostate cancer is over the age of 65.

    • All men should discuss a prostate cancer screening with their health care provider

    • African American men and those with a family history are in a high risk category

    • With a prostate cancer screening, a PSA blood test is done also

Features

  • We perform exams to find out the best course of treatment.

  • No illness to small, all of our patients well being comes first.

  • Staying healthy is a primary goal for all of our patients.

  • General Health Screening Guidelines for all adults.