Virginia Commonwealth University

VCU Massey Cancer Center

Cancer testing and diagnosis

Today more and more people are taking responsibility for their own health. They are quitting smoking, watching what they eat and making other important lifestyle changes to reduce the risk of disease. One of the primary goals of VCU Massey Cancer Center is to educate people about what they can do to reduce their risk of cancer — and to educate them on the importance of cancer screening tests and warning signs.

Generally, the National Cancer Institute recommends cancer-related exams every three years for those who are 20 to 40 years old and exams every year for those who are 40 or over.

For more information about the diagnostic tests available for each of the many different types of cancer, search a particular cancer type in the Types of Cancer section of the Massey website.