Cancer Screening

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Don't Wait to Get Screened for Cancer

When cancer is detected at an early stage, there's a greater chance for treatment success. At UChicago Medicine, we provide the full range of cancer screening services, and can help you determine which options are right for you and when you should be tested. Learn more about when to have cancer screenings (PDF).

Cancer screenings are available at several convenient locations in Chicago, the suburbs and Northwest Indiana.

We're also home to an internationally respected Cancer Risk and Prevention Clinic that offers comprehensive evaluation, prevention and risk reduction strategies for people at high risk for primary or recurrent cancer.

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Cervical Cancer Screening

Learn about Pap tests, HPV tests and pelvic exams to screen for cervical cancer, and when and how often to get screened. At UChicago Medicine, gynecologists and many primary care providers offer cervical cancer screening.

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Colonoscopy & Other Colorectal Cancer Screening Tests

Starting at age 45, individuals with an average risk of colorectal cancer should undergo screening with one of six different tests. Learn more about the test options and download a shared decision-making guide.

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Lung Cancer Screening

Low-dose CT scans are used to screen people at high risk for lung cancer before they begin to show symptoms. The goal of lung cancer screening is to detect cancer in its earliest stages, when it's easier to treat.

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Mammography

In an effort to make breast cancer testing more comfortable, accurate and convenient, our breast imaging centers are using new screening technologies, such as breast-shaped mammogram paddles and high-speed MRIs.

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Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) Tests

Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests are blood tests used to help diagnose prostate cancer. Get answers to common questions about PSA tests, including the benefits and limitations of the test.

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Skin Cancer Screening

The sooner suspicious skin spots, moles, bumps and blemishes are identified and examined, the greater likelihood that skin cancer can be diagnosed in the early stages.

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Is Lung Cancer Screening Right for You?

Learn about how lung cancer screening can detect early cancers, when they're more treatable. Find out if you're a candidate for this painless scan that's available at several UChicago Medicine locations throughout the Chicago area.

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