When it comes to cancer, timing is everything. The earlier cancer is detected, the better the chances of recovery. We encourage all patients to receive regular cancer screenings in order to detect cancer as early as possible.
Cancer screenings are especially important for individuals with a family history of cancer. These patients should work with their physician to determine a regular cancer screening schedule. For patients who are unsure of their family history and risk, the cancer center can perform genetic testing or BRCA (breast cancer) testing, which can help identify cancer-causing genes.
Cancer screenings are commonly performed after a patient reaches a certain age, but the frequency may change due to abnormalities or other symptoms. If an abnormality is detected in a screening, your physician will work with you to discuss the results and what it means for you.
To schedule a cancer screening, or to learn more about a specific screening, please call (801) 357-7575, or visit a link below.
Types of Cancer Screenings
Women over the age of 40 should receive a mammogram every 1 to 2 years to detect possible breast cancer.
- Skin Cancer Screenings
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States and, like other cancers, early detection is the key – with survival rates as high as 99 percent.
- Prostate Screening
The second-most common cancer in men, prostate screenings can help detect prostate cancer. Prostate screenings are encouraged for men over the age of 65.
A colonoscopy is a colorectral cancer and colon cancer screening method and is recommended for all patients over age 50.
Women's Services Screenings
The Utah Valley Women's Center
also offers a number of women-specific screenings, including cervical cancer screenings and HPV vaccines. These can also be done through your primary care physician.