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Cancer screening tests save lives. Getting screened can help your primary care provider (PCP) find abnormal cells or cancer at an early stage before symptoms appear. When cancer is found early, it may be easier to treat or cure. That is why it is important to get screened.

Earn rewards for getting your cancer screenings. Through a new program, CareAdvantage members can get a $25 Target GiftCardTM for getting their breast or colorectal cancer screenings. That means you can get two GiftCards worth $50 in total if you get both screenings! Once you get your screening, the $25 Target GiftCard will be shipped to the home address that you provided to HPSM. It should arrive within 90 days of when you got your screening. Talk with your PCP if you are not sure when you should get your next breast or colorectal cancer screening. Learn more.

Below is information on when to get recommended cancer screening tests. At your next visit, ask your PCP which screening tests you are due for.

Breast cancer screening: Routine mammograms help find breast cancer early. This screening test is used to find changes in the breasts, even before a lump can be felt.

  • 40-49 years old: Ask your PCP about your specific risks for breast cancer and when to get your first mammogram.
  • 50-75 years old: Get a mammogram every one to two years. Talk to your PCP about when you are due for your next mammogram.

Colorectal cancer screening: Has been shown to prevent cancer in the colon. Different screening tests are used to find signs of colorectal cancer.

  • 45-49 years old: Get your first colorectal cancer screening. Ask your PCP how often you should be screened and which test to get.
  • 50-75 years old: Continue to get screened. Ask your PCP how often you should be screened and which test to get.

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Cervical cancer screening: Routine human papillomavirus (HPV) tests and Pap tests help find cervical cancer early. The HPV test looks for the virus that can cause cell changes. A Pap test helps find abnormal cells early enough so they can be treated before cancer grows. Learn more.

  • 21-24 years: Ask your PCP about when to get your first screening test.
  • 25-65 years: Ask your PCP about which screening test to get:
    • Pap test only: Test every three years until age 65.
    • HPV test only: Test every five years until age 65.
    • Pap test with HPV: Test every five years until age 65.