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.
A mammogram is an X-ray of the breast used to detect and diagnose breast disease.
A colonoscopy is a diagnostic procedure that examines the entire large intestine.
A skin exam is an inspection of the skin for anything abnormal.
Prostate cancer is a disease in which cancer cells form in the prostate.
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