Early Detection Tests

What are early detection tests?
  • Early detection tests are clinical tests that specifically screen for cancer. 
  • They are done when you’re healthy, and you don’t have any signs of illness. They help find cancer at its earliest stage, when the chances for curing the disease are greatest.
  • Sometimes only these types of tests can detect abnormalities that can lead to cancer.
  • When detected early, your chances of survival from cancer greatly increase.
Cancer screening for non-patients at KHCC:
KHCC has specific screening plans for men and women, including tests such as mammograms, colonoscopies, blood tests and prostate tests.
Women are screened (according to international guidelines) for:
  • Breast cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Colo-rectal (colon) cancer
  • Skin cancer
Men are screened (according to international guidelines) for:
  • Colo-rectal (colon) cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Skin cancer
How often should I take these tests?
The exams you get and how often you are tested depends on whether you are at average, increased or high risk for cancer. It’s important to know if any of your family members have ever had cancer and if so, what type. This information, along with your personal health history, helps us to determine how at risk you are of developing certain types of cancer. 
We have a list of recommended screening exams and how often you should take them here.