Hereditary breast cancer syndrome — see if you’re at risk
If you have your screening mammogram at Legacy Breast Health Center–Meridian Park, you will be offered a free breast cancer risk assessment through Legacy's Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Program. Learn more.
Watch this news story to learn more about your options for genetic counseling and testing.
A colonoscopy can help prevent and find colorectal cancer. Learn more about this screening, including how to make an appointment.
Still feeling a bit apprehensive about having a colonoscopy? Watch our interview with Dr. Frankhouse (see above) and find out why this screening is so important.
Mammograms help physicians find breast cancer at its most treatable. Learn more about this screening, including what to expect and how to make an appointment.
Do you want more information about mammograms? Then watch our interview with Dr. Nathalie Johnson (see above) and let her answer all your questions.
If you are younger than 40, watch this story on breast cancer in young women, and what you can do to protect yourself.
Pap smear and Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Test
The Pap and HPV test can help prevent cervical cancer or find it early. The Pap test looks for precancers which are cell changes on the cervix that might become cancer without appropriate treatment. The HPV test looks for the virus which can cause these cell changes. Let us help you find a physician so you can make an appointment for your screening today.
Also, watch Dr. Audrey Curtis talk about the HPV vaccines available to protect women from the types of HPV that cause most cervical cancers.
Fallopian tube removal
Legacy Cancer Institute recommends that certain women consider fallopian tube removal as a way to prevent future ovarian cancer:
• Women past their child-bearing years who are having a hysterectomy or other pelvic or abdominal surgery
• Women choosing to have their “tubes tied” (tubal ligation)
• Women who have a strong family history or known genetic predisposition for breast or ovarian cancer
Learn more about the science behind this recommendation. Watch the TV story to hear from Legacy Cancer Institute experts.
Lung cancer screening
Legacy Cancer Institute recommends that current and former heavy smokers between the ages of 55 and 74 be screened for lung cancer, using a low-dose CT scan. Learn more.
Hepatitis C testing
A one-time blood test for hepatitis C can save lives. The test can catch the disease before symptoms appear, and in time for possible treatment. Infection with the hepatitis C virus can lead to liver cirrhosis and later to liver cancer. Risk factors for hepatitis C include past IV drug use, blood transfusion or organ transplant before 1992, and work-related exposure to blood.
Learn more about the CDC's recommendation for baby boomers.