mammography every 5 years
Pap smear at least every 3 years
stool for occult blood
chest x-ray (CXR) every 3 years
There is universal agreement on the need for regular Pap smears in young women. There is no need to screen for colon cancer (fecal occult blood) or lung tumors (CXR), particularly at this age. Mammography, if indicated for screening, would be only for older women. Many authorities recommend breast self-examination as well as physical examination by a physician.