HAAD Cancer Screening Recommendations

Screening is the process of looking for cancer in people who have no symptoms of the disease. Regular screening for some types of cancer can detect changes in cells before they become cancerous. Screening is currently available for breast, cervical and colorectal cancer.

HAAD recommendation for cancer screening is described in the table below

 

Cancer type

Primary population group

Screening test & frequency

Colon & rectum cancer

Men & Women

Age: 40-75 years

Colonoscopy, every 10 years

Or

Stool test, every 2 years

Breast cancer

Women

Age: 40 years and above

Mammogram

Every 2 years

Cervical cancer

Women

Age: 25 -65 years

 

Pap Test

Every 3-5 years