Cancer screenings can find cancer or abnormal cells before symptoms begin, when treatment is most effective. Screenings may include a physical exam, a review of your medical history, laboratory tests, imaging tests and genetic counseling and testing. Miami Cancer Institute offers cancer screenings, following the guidelines of leading medical groups, and considers higher risks for people with personal or family histories.

We offer the following cancer screenings and recommend talking with your doctor about when you should begin regular screenings.

Recommended Screenings Through the Years

Pap & HPV Test

Women ages 21-29 should get a Pap smear every three years. Women ages 30-65 should have an HPV test every five years, a Pap test every three years or a combination of every five years. Women over age 65 who have had regular cervical cancer testing in the past 10 years with normal results may forgo testing.


Recommended annual screening starting at age 40. Begin earlier if there is a family history of breast cancer.

Colorectal Cancer Screening

Average risk individual should begin screening at age 45, with follow-up on findings. Those at an increased risk (ex. African American/black, or have a family history of colon cancer) should start screening earlier and be tested more often.

Lung Cancer Screening

For those 50-80 years old, screening is recommended for current smokers and those with heavy smoking history.

Prostate Exam

Men ages 55-69 should have a conversation with their doctor about the risks and benefits of prostate cancer screening. Begin earlier if you are African American/black or have a family history of prostate cancer.

Mole & Skin Checks

According to American Cancer Society, exams by your doctors and checking your own skin frequently can help find many skin cancers early, when they are easier to treat. Regular skin exams are especially important for people who are at a higher risk for skin cancer. Talk to your doctor about how often you should have your skin examined.
  • 40

    Women should get an annual screening mammogram starting at age 40.
  • 1 in 16

    Americans will be diagnosed with lung cancer in their lifetime.
  • 50 million

    Approximately 50 million Pap smears are performed each year in the U.S.

Treatments, Services & Clinics

At Miami Cancer Institute, we are committed to providing the highest-quality care with compassion and expertise. Our team offers the most up-to-date therapies and advanced diagnostic tests and treatments, including access to new investigational drugs and clinical research trials.

The American Cancer Society estimates that more than half of all cancer deaths and many cancer cases could be prevented if people had routine check-ups and screenings, adopted a healthy lifestyle and knew the early signs of cancer.

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