Crucial Catch to Intercept Cancer
When it comes to cancer, offense is the best defense.
Let Virginia Mason help you make a crucial catch.
Virginia Mason Medical Center is committed to helping our patients find appropriate preventive screening and management for breast cancer, cervical cancer, colorectal cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, related diseases and conditions and more. Oftentimes the symptoms of these diseases and conditions go unnoticed or do not appear until it is too late. Learn more about important screenings for these cancers:
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in men and women in the United States. Screening is especially important if you currently smoke, recently quit or were a regular smoker in the past 15 years.
Learn more about Lung Cancer Screening
Getting a mammogram every year starting at age 40 saves the most lives. Women should talk to their doctor about their preferences and family history, too.
Learn more about Breast Cancer Screening
Men should talk to their doctor about starting prostate cancer screening at age 50, and at age 45 if they have a family history of the disease or are African American.
Learn more about Prostate Cancer Screening
Both men and women should start colorectal screening at age 50. You should talk with your doctor about being screened earlier if you have a family history of colon cancer or are African American.
Learn more about Colonoscopy
Teenage girls and women should have an annual gynecological exam once a year until about age 29. Women between the ages of 30 to 64 should generally visit their gynecologist every other year.
Learn more about Gynecologic Exams
Periodic skin examinations are the key to diagnosing skin cancer at its earliest stage, when it is most easily cured. People with a family history of melanoma are at higher risk and should schedule routine skin screenings.
Learn more about Melanoma Signs and Symptoms