Breast Cancer Screening
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death from cancer for women in the areas served by Newman Regional Health. In the United States, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every three minutes. Eighty percent of these women do not have any of the reported risk factors, other than being female and aging. Breast Care is an essential part of your healthcare plan.
Colorectal Cancer Screening
Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of death from cancer. Approximately 4.1% of men and women will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer at some point in their lifetime. The American Cancer Society estimated that in 2022 there will be 151, 030 new cases of colorectal cancer with 52,580 deaths. The five-year survival rate of colorectal cancer is 65.1% and is dependent upon your stage at diagnosis.
Lung Cancer Screening
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in both men and women in the United States. Smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer, but even people who have never smoked can get the disease.
Early detection of lung cancer is important because it can lead to more effective treatment and a better chance of survival. However, traditional methods of lung cancer screening, such as chest X-rays, are not very effective at detecting early-stage lung cancer.
Low-dose CT scans are a newer method of lung cancer screening that is more effective than chest X-rays. Low-dose CT scans use less radiation than traditional CT scans, making them safer for patients.
Prostate Cancer Screening
Prostate cancer is a type of cancer that develops in the prostate gland, a small walnut-sized gland in men that produces fluid that helps semen. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the United States, after skin cancer. About 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime.
Skin Cancer Screening
Skin cancer screening is a medical examination of the skin to look for early signs of skin cancer. It is important to have regular skin cancer screenings, especially if you have a high risk of developing skin cancer.
The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) recommends that everyone have a skin cancer screening every year. If you have a high risk of developing skin cancer, you may need to have skin cancer screenings more often.