Cancer screening detects signs of cancer before you have symptoms and while the cancer is still in an early stage. The team at Garden OB/GYN believes in taking a proactive approach to screening for all types of gynecologic cancers, including ovarian and endometrial cancer. In addition to gynecologic cancers, we also realize the importance of complete cancer screening. If you have questions about your risk for cancer or want to learn about when you should schedule a cancer screening, call one of the nine offices in Midtown West, the Upper East Side, Manhattan, Forest Hills, Garden City, Bay Shore, Lake Success, Massapequa, and Commack, New York, or book an appointment online.
Cancer screening detects the presence of precancerous and cancerous changes before you develop symptoms. When you get routine cancer screening, your doctor can identify these changes at the earliest possible stage. Early detection makes it possible to provide life-saving treatment.
The doctors at Garden OB/GYN specialize in knowing when to screen for all types of gynecologic cancers. They also have the expertise to detect cancers at an early stage even when standard screening recommendations don’t exist.
Standard screening recommendations state the age at which you should get your first screening and how often you should get tested. However, it’s more important to get a personal screening recommendation.
Your doctor at Garden OB/GYN determines when you need screening after assessing your overall health and evaluating risk factors such as your family history. You may need earlier and more frequent cancer screenings than the standard recommendations if you have a high risk for a specific type of cancer.
Gynecologic cancers can develop in your cervix, ovaries, uterus, vagina, vulva, and breasts. Here’s how these cancers are detected at an early stage:
Gynecologic cancers seldom cause symptoms at an early stage. By the time you notice symptoms, chances are the cancer is too advanced to cure. To schedule cancer screening, call Garden OB/GYN or use the online booking feature.