Cancer Education and Early Detection

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Cancer Quiz

Please answer the following questions:


Always Sometimes Never
I go to my Health Care Provider for an annual physical (men and women)


I am able to freely discuss my health concerns with my Health Care Provider (men and women)


I follow the advice of my health care provider for taking my medicines and caring for myself (men and women)


I practice monthly breast self-examinations (women)


I get a mammogram every year (women age 40 years and older)


I get a Pap Test every year (women age 18 years and older)


I get an annual prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test (men age 50 and older) or (men age 40 and older in high-risk groups which includes African Americans and men with a family history of prostate cancer)


I get an annual digital rectal exam (DRE) of the prostate gland (men age 50 and older) or (men age 40 and older in high-risk groups which includes African Americans and men with a family history of prostate cancer)


I get an annual fecal occult blood test (men and women age 50 and older)



Scoring:

Women: If you have checked all 7 appropriate questions as "always" you are doing great. If you have checked less than 7 as "always" pick one of these issues at a time and make improvements.

Men: If you checked all 6 appropriate questions as "always" you are doing great. If you checked less than 6 as "always" pick one of these issues at a time and make improvements.