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Screening Programs

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Routine screenings can find cancer in its early stages, when there’s a better chance for a cure. Different types of cancer require different screening procedures. We recommend a cancer-related exam every 3 years for people ages 20-39 and annually after age 40. Factors such as a family history of cancer may impact these recommendations. Check with your doctor to find out when and how often you should be screened and take advantage of screening programs offered at the UVA Cancer Center.

Breast Cancer Screening

UVA Cancer Center's Breast Care Program offers mammograms, 3D mammography and other imaging for screening purposes. The High-Risk Breast and Ovarian Clinic offers regular screening and genetic counseling to those with a family history of breast or ovarian cancer. Additionally, the Every Woman's Life Program provides free screening to women who qualify (based on income and age). For more information, contact Shannon Grady at 434.243.9782 or sag2j@virginia.edu.

Cervical Cancer Screening

The Pap test is used to screen for cervical cancer. It is also used to detect cervical dysplasia and HPV. In this process, the doctor collects a sample of cells from the cervix to be tested for both cancer and HPV. Learn more about cervical cancer screening.

Colorectal Cancer Screening

Colon cancer is preventable. Making sure you get the right kind of screening test for colon cancer is critical. Learn more about the four types of colorectal cancer screening we offer at UVA.

Head & Neck Cancer Screening

Free head and neck screenings are offered to the public every April. For information, contact Ellen Desper at 434.924.5141 or edd5h@virginia.edu.

Liver Cancer Screening

Liver Cancer Screening is recommended for patients with chronic liver disease and cirrhosis and with known diagnosis of primary colorectal or neuroendocrine cancer. Learn more about liver screening recommendations and services offered at UVA.

Lung Cancer Screening 

UVA offers lung cancer screening using a low-dose CT scanner for individuals who qualify. Learn more about our lung cancer screening program.

Pancreatic Cancer Screening

UVA is one of the first in the country to formalize a Pancreatic Cancer Program with a High-Risk Pancreatic Cancer Clinic. We offer screening services, personalized recommendations and more for individuals who have a family history of this aggressive type of cancer.

Prostate Cancer Screening

According to the NIH, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the United States, after skin cancer. It is the second leading cause of death from cancer in men. UVA offers free prostate cancer screening to men over 50 and to those with risk factors for the disease every September.

Skin Cancer Screening

Skin cancer can be easily treated if detected early. We offer skin cancer screenings in May of each year that are free and open to the public. For information, contact Nila Saliba at 434.243.9217 or ns7e@virginia.edu.

Did you know?

The American Cancer Society is a great resource for screening guidelines.

Accredited by the ACR

For meeting national quality and patient safety standards, UVA Cancer Center has been awarded accreditation in multiple imaging modalities, including CT, MRI, ultrasound and more, by the American College of Radiology (ACR). You can rest assured that imaging services at UVA Cancer Center are as safe as possible.

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