There are nearly 14 million cancer survivors living in the United States. Survival rates are climbing, thanks in part to better screening and early detection. While we don't have screening tools to catch every type of cancer early, the tests that we do have are very effective and save countless lives every year.
The information below provides general screening guidelines. Screening varies based on your personal and family history, so talk to your doctor about the schedule that's best for you.
On Thursday, April 6, the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute will offer free head, neck, and oral cancer screening from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The screening is for men and women age 18 and older. There is no charge, but
appointments are required. Space is limited. Call 912-350-9673 for an appointment. Learn more about our head and neck cancer services.
A low-dose CT scan of the lungs may detect lung cancer in its earliest stage, when it is easiest to treat. You may be a candidate for low-dose CT lung cancer screening if you meet the following criteria:
To learn more about lung cancer screening, call 912-350-LUNG (5864) or
We offer a specialized screening program for women with a higher-than-average risk of developing breast cancer. Lean more about our High-RISK service.
Beginning at age 40, women should have a mammogram and clinical breast exam every year for as long as they are in good health. To schedule a mammogram, call 912-350-PINK (7465) or