As many as 40% of men and women in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lifetime. Cancer screenings are an important part of preventive medicine and can help detect cell changes early that may improve your overall outcome. The specialists at Low Testosterone & Weight Loss Center, with a location in Allen, Texas, offer cancer screenings, including gastrointestinal, prostate, and breast cancer screening. To schedule your cancer screening, call the office today or request an appointment online.
A cancer screening is a special test that looks for changes in cellular structure that may indicate cancer before you have symptoms. Finding cancer early can help you get treatment early, when it’s most effective.
Your specialist at Low Testosterone & Weight Loss Center determines when you need a cancer screening. Your cancer screening needs may depend on your gender, age, personal health history, and family history, so there’s no one set schedule for everyone.
The specialists at Low Testosterone & Weight Loss Center screen for many common cancers. Cancer screenings offered include:
Colon cancer is one of the most common cancers in the United States. The cancer most often develops from precancerous polyps that grow on the lining of the colon. If polyps are found during your gastrointestinal screening, they can be removed to reduce your risk of further complications. It’s recommended that you begin colon cancer screening at age 50. However, your specialist may recommend starting earlier depending on your family history.
Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer that affects men. Your specialist at Low Testosterone & Weight Loss Center can screen for prostate cancer with a prostate-specific antigen blood test. A digital rectal exam may also be conducted. Men usually begin prostate cancer screening at age 50, although screenings may begin at an earlier age, depending on health and family history.
Breast cancer can affect both men and women. A mammogram, which is a type of X-ray, is conducted to screen for breast cancer. Women usually start breast cancer screenings at age 40.
Your specialist at Low Testosterone & Weight Loss Center is focused on ensuring you live a long, healthy, and happy life and regular cancer screenings are an important wellness tool that helps you stay healthy.
If your cancer screening detects abnormalities, additional tests may be recommended to confirm you have cancer. Your specialist at Low Testosterone & Weight Loss Center can direct your additional testing and treatment needs as needed to ensure you get the best care for the best outcomes.
Cancer screenings are an important part of your overall health and wellness. To learn more about the cancer screenings offered at Low Testosterone & Weight Loss Center, call the office today or book an appointment online.