Don't Wait to Get Screened for Cancer
When cancer is detected at an early stage, there's a greater chance for treatment success. At UChicago Medicine, we provide the full range of cancer screening services, and can help you determine which options are right for you and when you should be tested. Learn more about when to have cancer screenings (PDF).
Cancer screenings are available at several convenient locations in Chicago, the suburbs and Northwest Indiana.
We're also home to an internationally respected Cancer Risk and Prevention Clinic that offers comprehensive evaluation, prevention and risk reduction strategies for people at high risk for primary or recurrent cancer.
Learn about Pap tests, HPV tests and pelvic exams to screen for cervical cancer, and when and how often to get screened. At UChicago Medicine, gynecologists and many primary care providers offer cervical cancer screening.
Starting at age 45, individuals with an average risk of colorectal cancer should undergo screening with one of six different tests. Learn more about the test options and download a shared decision-making guide.
Low-dose CT scans are used to screen people at high risk for lung cancer before they begin to show symptoms. The goal of lung cancer screening is to detect cancer in its earliest stages, when it's easier to treat.
In an effort to make breast cancer testing more comfortable, accurate and convenient, our breast imaging centers are using new screening technologies, such as breast-shaped mammogram paddles and high-speed MRIs.
Dermatologists use mole mapping to help detect melanoma, a dangerous skin cancer. Mole mapping is a painless technique that uses digital photography to track changes in moles, which can be an early sign of melanoma.
Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests are blood tests used to help diagnose prostate cancer. Get answers to common questions about PSA tests, including the benefits and limitations of the test.
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When she found a suspicious lump in her breast, Bonnie Svoboda sought out the comfortable, calm and competent care of Solis Mammography, the mammography partner of University of Chicago Medicine.View Svoboda's story
Lung Cancer Screening Finds Cancer Early When Chance of Cure is High
Former long-time smoker Marilyn Nesby,72, was at high risk for developing lung cancer. Fortunately, a screening test called a low-dose CT scan detected cancer at an early stage, before it had spread.Read Nesby's Story
Cancer Researcher Becomes Cancer Patient
Scientist Gregory Karczmar, PhD, has dedicated much of his career to developing better and more affordable screening methods for early detection of cancer. Still, he never imagined a screening test would lead to his own diagnosis of colorectal cancer.Read Greg's story
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