Benefits of Screening
- Mammography is the best way to detect breast cancer in its earliest, most treatable stage -- an average of 1.7 years before the woman can feel the lump. Mammography also locates cancer too small to be felt during a clinical breast examination.
- Pap tests can find cell changes or precancerous lesions that have developed on the cervix. HPV tests can find the virus that is the main cause of cervical cancer. Abnormal cells and lesions on the cervix can be treated before cancer develops.