Simple tests such as mammograms for women and prostate screenings for men can help keep you healthy. They can help find medical symptoms early before a more serious problem develops.
The goal of tests such as mammograms and prostate screenings is to detect any likelihood of cancer even before symptoms start. Taking the tests may not keep you from getting cancer at some point in your life. But early detection can help make sure any problem found is diagnosed early and treated immediately.
Early detection usually means you have more options for the treatment you receive -- and more chance of living a longer, healthier life.
Smart health care choices
When you take steps to stay healthy and detect any health problems early, it helps you manage your health and health care costs.
When it comes to your health and the cost of your health care, you have a choice. And your choices make a difference.