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Cancer Screenings at Saint Joseph East

Early detection is often your best protection against cancer. At Saint Joseph East, we provide the most advanced screenings available to catch the disease in its earliest stage, when it’s most treatable.

Learn about a few of our recommended options below.

Family history of cancer? We also offer genetic counseling to address hereditary concerns and coordinate testing, if needed.

Breast Cancer: Screening Mammogram

CHI Saint Joseph Health recommends annual screening mammograms beginning at age 40 for all women, following the long-standing recommendation from the American College of Radiology. If you have a personal or family history of breast cancer, including the BRCA gene, talk to your doctor about getting screened earlier.

As a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, CHI Saint Joseph Health – Breast Care Center at Saint Joseph East offers all-digital mammography, producing images that can be magnified to pinpoint specific areas. We also provide 3D mammography (tomosynthesis) to detect tumors, especially in patients with dense breast tissue. It’s all offered in a beautiful and serene environment with private dressing rooms, comfortable robes and calming music.

If your results show anything suspicious, our surgeons specialize in both stereotactic and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy, two minimally invasive alternatives to surgical biopsy to help make a diagnosis. A sample of suspect breast tissue is precisely located with a computer-guided imaging system and removed with a needle. The procedure is completed on an outpatient basis with minimal discomfort and recovery time, and fast and accurate results.

Learn more CHI Saint Joseph Health – Breast Care or call 859.967.5613 to schedule your screening mammogram.

Lung Cancer: Low-Dose CT Scan

Kentucky continues to lead the nation in lung cancer deaths for both men and women. Symptoms usually don’t appear until the disease has advanced, which is why a screening can play a crucial role in fighting this disease. We offer low-dose CT scans, a groundbreaking new tool that can catch lung cancer earlier than ever.

During this simple test, the CT scanner uses low doses of radiation to make detailed pictures of the lung. The scan provides incredibly detailed pictures to help our physicians detect tumors. It’s safe, painless and has proven to reduce the risk of lung cancer death by up to 20 percent.

To learn more or to schedule your lung care screening, call 859.313.4673.

Colorectal Cancer: Colonoscopy

If you’re 45 or older, or have a family history of colorectal cancer, the most effective way to reduce your risk is to schedule a screening colonoscopy. This test searches for potentially cancerous polyps (abnormal cell growths on the inside lining of the colon or rectum). Catching these polyps early can stop them from ever becoming cancer, or detect the cancer when it’s highly curable.

We perform hundreds of colonoscopies every year. Do it for yourself—it’s fast, painless and could help save your life. Contact your Primary Care provider for more information.

Prostate Cancer Screening

CHI Saint Joseph Health encourages men ages older than 50 to get annual prostate cancer screenings, which can help catch this common condition early, when it can be closely monitored or treated. African-American men and those with a family history of prostate cancer should be screened sooner, typically by age 40 or 45. Contact your Primary Care provider for more information.

If you need a primary care provider or would like to request an appointment, call 859.313.2255.

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World-class cancer care. Close to home.

We’ve expanded our affiliation with the Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center. Whether you are newly diagnosed, want a second opinion or would like to schedule a cancer screening, call our Hope Line at 844.940.4673.

CHI Saint Joseph Health - Cancer Care in affiliation with Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center