The members of the Burick Center receive up to date education and access to various screening tools used to detect cancer and other medical issues such as heart and vascular disease. During the annual physical, these recommended screening tests such as colonoscopy, mammography, pap smears, bone density exam etc. are reviewed based on the patient’s history. Patients may also receive recommendations to undergo additional screening testing based on their medical and family history.
So put simply, because you are not having symptoms, does not mean that one should not test or seek early detection of a problem. Early detection increases your odds for successful treatment and overall health and wellness.