- Many of our doctors are world-renowned experts in cancer care.
- Our patients can participate in clinical trials of innovative, new treatments.
- We screen for cancer, using the latest guidelines backed by our clinical expertise.
If cancer runs in your family, or you are at high risk because of your age or other factors like your smoking history, talk to your doctor about cancer screenings. These tests are designed to detect cancer early in people with no apparent symptoms.
Yale Medicine recommends screening for certain cancers, especially those for which early treatment is of great benefit in helping patients live better and longer lives. Types of cancer for which early treatment is crucial include:
- Breast cancer
- Cervical cancer
- Colorectal cancer
- Lung cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Skin cancer
- Head and neck cancer
“We’re here not only for those who have been diagnosed with cancer,” says Beth A. Jones, PhD, MPH, who is the director of the Cancer Screening & Prevention Program at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven, where many Yale Medicine physicians practice. “We also want to do everything we can for people who want to protect themselves and their families by maintaining a healthy lifestyle and by getting regular cancer screening tests as recommended by their health care providers.”