One of most important things you can do to protect yourself against cancer is to become familiar with the current cancer screening recommendations. Cancer screening commonly consists of noninvasive medical imaging exams that can be completed in less than one hour. These exams are done to find cancer in its earliest stages as it will provide you with the best chance of treating the disease with minimal complications. Most insurance plans cover the cost of screening if it aligns with the current screening recommendations. By following the recommended screening guidelines, you will give you and your doctor the best chance of finding the disease in its early stages and potentially begin treatment before you even notice any symptoms. At Orlando Health, we offer the latest in imaging technologies and screening methods to catch cancer early.

Regular cancer screening exams

Cancer screening consists of medical tests that are designed to find cancer in its early stages including in people who show no signs of illness or disease. Detecting cancer in its early stages will give you the best chance of successfully treating the disease. These tests can offer a peace of mind for those worried about cancer.

Based on your age, gender, genetics and other risk factors there are screening recommendations for breast, cervical, colorectal, prostate, lung, and head and neck cancers. Below, you will find these detailed recommendations as well as what you need to know about current risk factors. Recommendations are based on those made by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and/or the American Cancer Society as most insurers refer to these recommendations when choosing to cover screening costs. Extra recommendations made by Orlando Health Cancer Institute physicians also are included to ensure you receive all the information needed to make an informed decision on your individual screening needs.


Prevention and screening services are typically covered by most insurance plans. Please check to confirm your specific benefits before scheduling your appointment.

Family History

If you have a family history of any type of cancer, be sure to tell your doctor or nurse. If any of your parents, siblings or children have had cancer, you may need to be screened earlier and more often. Your doctor will talk with you about your risk factors.

We’re here to help

Screening and early detection help us treat cancer at its earliest stages. If you are diagnosed with cancer, our compassionate team at Orlando Health Cancer Institute will talk through your diagnosis, answer your questions and work with you to come up with the best treatment plan.

Screening tests are not available for every type of cancer, but our Research and Clinical Trials Program investigates new methods of detection and early diagnosis, along with state-of-the-art treatment options. For more information, visit our clinical trials.

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