Who Will You Honor? 

Welcome to BayCare. It’s an honor to have you here.

You may be thinking, “It’s time to get up-to-date on my screenings - I’d like to get my cancer screening in honor of someone I love.” Congratulations! That’s a really smart and loving thing to do. Early detection of asymptomatic cancer is the best way to beat it.

If you’ve delayed getting your essential cancer screening because you’re concerned about safety during the pandemic, don’t worry. All BayCare facilities have put enhanced measures in place to help keep you safe from COVID-19. Putting off your screening may place you at risk for missing an early stage asymptomatic cancer, so we’re glad you’ve decided not to wait.

 

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What cancer screenings do I need?

As we age, the kinds of screenings we need and the frequency of those screenings evolves. Our gender, family history, preexisting conditions and lifestyle choices may make us more susceptible to certain types of cancer, so regular screenings should be a priority. It’s important to talk with your doctor about the cancer screenings that’re right for you.
 

Here’s a simple guide where you can learn about different kinds of cancer screenings and take the next step.

Cancer Type What are My Screening Options? Who Should be Screened?*  How do I get screened?
Breast

Mammogram

 

  Schedule your screening mammogram
Colorectal There are various types of Colorectal Cancer Screenings. Talk to your doctor about the screening that is right for you.  Regular screenings should begin for all adults at the age of 45. After first screening, subsequent screenings are based on initial test results.  Talk to your primary care doctor about getting screened. Need a referral? Find a doctor.
Prostate Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test

Men age 50-75 should make a shared decision about prostate screening with their physician. Screening frequency varies based on initial screening.

African American men with family history of prostate cancer should discuss the possibility of screening at an earlier age.

Talk to your primary care doctor to schedule. Need a referral? Find a doctor
Cervical Cervical Cytology / Pap (Papanicolaou) Test HPV Test   Schedule an appointment with your OB or GYN. Need a referral? Find a doctor.
Skin Physical Exam
Self-Exam
Skin Biopsy
  Schedule an appointment with your dermatologist. Need a referral? Find a doctor.
Lung Low-Dose Computed Tomography (LDCT)   Talk to your primary care doctor to schedule. Need a referral? Find a doctor.

*Screening Recommendations are for average risk patients.

#HonorScreenings

BayCare team members are making the commitment to honor their loved ones by getting a cancer screening. Watch and read their stories.