Your chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer rises dramatically after age 50. Cervical cancer is less of a threat after 50, possibly because it's linked to having multiple sex partners.
The tests to get:
Starting at age 40, have a mammogram every one to two years. With a family history of breast cancer, you may want one as early as 30. Cost: $185.
Until age 70, you need a Pap smear every one to three years. Cost: $65.