At Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at HCA Midwest Health, we believe early detection is the best prevention against cancer. Follow the recommended screening guidelines and stay current on your cancer screenings, such as an annual mammogram screening for women beginning at age 40 and a colonoscopy for women and men at the age of 50. For those who may be at a higher risk for cancer, earlier screenings may be recommended by your physician.
Understanding your personal risk for cancer is also one of the first steps in preventing cancer. Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute offers genetic risk assessment and counseling to women and men who have concerns about their personal and/or family history of cancer. Participants are provided with personalized information regarding genetic influences, specific cancer risks and targeted screening and prevention options.
A simple first step to understanding your personal risk for breast cancer is our BE Aware Program (Breast Education Awareness) offered across our health system. At these 75 minute events, attendees will meet with one of our breast health experts and a genetic counselor in a group format to better understand breast health and individualized options for managing their personal risk.
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