The Sievering Surgical Clinic

Sieveringer St 9, A-1190 Vienna Tel: 328 8777

Cancer Screening

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Patient Information


Detection of Cancer;

The American Cancer Society recommends these screening guidelines for most adults.

Breast cancer

Yearly mammograms are recommended starting at age 40 and continuing for as long as a woman is in good health.

  • Clinical breast exam (CBE) about every 3 years for women in their 20s and 30s and every year for women 40 and over
    Women should know how their breasts normally look and feel and report any breast change promptly to their health care provider. Breast self-exam (BSE) is an option for women starting in their 20s.
    The American Cancer Society recommends that some women -- because of their family history, a genetic tendency, or certain other factors -- be screened with MRI in addition to mammograms. (The number of women who fall into this category is small: less than 2% of all the women in the US.) Talk with your doctor about your history and whether you should have additional tests at an earlier age. For more information, call the American Cancer Society and ask for our document, Breast Cancer: Early Detection.

Colorectal cancer and polyps

Beginning at age 50, both men and women should follow one of these testing schedules:

Tests that find polyps and cancer

Flexible sigmoidoscopy every 5 years, or
Colonoscopy every 10 years, or
Double-contrast barium enema every 5 years, or
CT colonography (virtual colonoscopy) every 5 years
Tests that primarily find cancer

Yearly fecal occult blood test (gFOBT) , or
Yearly fecal immunochemical test (FIT) every year, or
Stool DNA test (sDNA), interval uncertain

The tests that are designed to find both early cancer and polyps are preferred if these tests are available to you and you are willing to have one of these more invasive tests. Talk to your doctor about which test is best for you.

The American Cancer Society recommends that some people be screened using a different schedule because of their personal history or family history. Talk with your doctor about your history and what colorectal cancer screening schedule is best for you. For more information on colorectal cancer screening, please call the American Cancer Society and ask for our document, Colorectal Cancer: Early Detection.


Cancer-related check-up

For people aged 20 or older having periodic health exams, a cancer-related check-up should include health counseling and, depending on a person's age and gender, exams for cancers of the thyroid, oral cavity, skin, lymph nodes, testes, and ovaries, as well as for some non-malignant (non-cancerous) diseases.

Take control of your health and reduce your cancer risk.

  • Stay away from tobacco.

  • Stay at a healthy weight.

  • Get moving with regular physical activity.

  • Eat healthy with plenty of fruits and vegetables.

  • Limit how much alcohol you drink (if you drink at all).

  • Protect your skin.

  • Know yourself, your family history, and your risks.

  • Have regular check-ups and cancer screening tests.

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