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LIFE BEFORE CANCER

Before cancer, there are many things you can do to catch it early or even prevent it.

No one knows who is going to be diagnosed with cancer or when it will happen, but we do know everyone is different. Some people develop cancer at a young age, while others live a long life without cancer. This is why we use screening and prevention methods to help find cancer early no matter when it happens.


Primary care

Staying healthy and managing your risk for cancer is about establishing a relationship with your primary care provider. Your primary provider can help you get the right screenings where, when and how you want it.

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Screening and Prevention

We offer many screening and prevention options for different types of cancer including mammograms, colonoscopies and skin cancer checks.

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Medical Genetics

DNA plays an important role in determining your risk for cancer. We have genetic counselors available to help you through the genetic testing process.

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Screening Prevention and Research

We actively participate in research projects that aim to improve cancer prevention and screening. We collaborate with research programs including the National Cancer Institute to bring this research to our patients.

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Community outreach

By partnering with local media, we provide cancer prevention and screening advice for people within the communities we serve.

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Determining your risk for pancreatic cancer

For many years, doctors have recommended screenings for breast, colon and other types of cancer. New research suggests screening for those at high risk for pancreatic cancer also could prove beneficial. Read more


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