Given the past year or so of lockdowns and distancing due to COVID-19, you'd be forgiven if you skipped your cancer screenings and slipped off schedule. If this sounds like you, it's time to get back on track, especially if you're at higher risk for certain cancers.

If you're screening to stay ahead of health complications, or simply don't know which cancers are the most important for screenings, here's some information as a starting point.

Top 5 cancers women should screen for

According to Cancer Screen Week, a public health initiative to increase awareness around the potentially lifesaving benefits of getting screened for recommended cancers, these are the most prevalent cancers for which women should be screened:

Breast cancer

"Most women at average risk should have the option to begin screening at the age of 40 at least once a year. That recommended age is lowered for women with a strong family history of breast cancer. They should begin screening in their 30s," said Sung Poblete, Ph.D., R.N. and CEO of Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C). "Women ages 45 to 55 should