Cancer Screening

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 2:47pm
As we mark National Minority Cancer Awareness Week, our Office of Community Outreach and Engagement wants you to be aware of six ways you can reduce your cancer risk. We encourage you to share this information with friends and loved ones, and follow these tips for living a healthy life.
Friday, April 6, 2018 - 2:25pm

Testicular cancer is most prominent in men 15-35 but can strike at any age. When caught early and treated properly, it has a 90% cure rate. Men can up their odds of successful recovery through education and early detection.

Friday, March 30, 2018 - 8:00am

April is Cancer Control Month and an opportunity to take a closer look at ways to minimize the impact of cancer in our area.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 3:38pm

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in the United States. It also happens to be one of the most preventable; however, the disease does not affect all people equally.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 2:11pm

Fill out a free personal assessment to learn which cancer screenings are recommended for you. 

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 11:52am
Across the board, the IUD is known to lower risk for many gynecological cancers, including endometrial and ovarian cancer, but with regard to cervical cancer, the latest research suggests the benefit can be significant — as much as a 30% reduced risk.
Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 11:00am
A recent study suggests that cancer patients and survivors have special needs when it comes to screening.
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 1:03pm
On a mammogram, fat looks dark grey or black whereas breast tissue looks white. That white area can be an issue because many small breast cancers also appear as white, so it’s harder to detect them in dense breasts.
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 4:26pm
Advancements in technology have improved screening quality while decreasing the need for additional images. In 2011, the Food and Drug Administration approved the use of tomosynthesis or 3D screening mammography. Since then, multiple studies have found that 3D screenings have reduced the need to recall patients for additional images up to 17 percent.
Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 9:25am
“Someone may have a really significant exposure over a short period of time or a moderate exposure over a long period of time. What we know about asbestos and diesel and silica is, the greater the dose, the greater the risk.”