07/16/2010 // Marblehead, MA, USA // Get Cancer Answers // Get Cancer Answers
Cancer screening and early detection are vitally important. The Center for Disease Control reports that more than 22 million men and women have not had a test for colorectal cancer and about 7 million women ages 50 to 74 have not had a recent mammogram. It is recommended that everyone receive colon cancer screening starting at age 50 or earlier if there is a family history of the disease. Women should get their first mammogram at age 35 and continue with regular annual check-ups.