Sky Ridge Medical Center is committed to detecting cancers at their earliest and most treatable stage. We offer a variety of screening programs and patient education to promote early detection.
Breast Cancer Screening
Breast cancer is the second most common cancer and the second leading cause of cancer-related death in women, representing approximately 14 percent of all new cancer cases in the United States. Treatments for breast cancer have significantly advanced and survival rates have steadily improved since the 1990s. Early detection has contributed greatly. Women over 40 years old should have a mammogram and clinical breast exam conducted annually. Women ages 20-39 should have a clinical breast exam conducted every three years.
Colon Cancer Screening
Colon cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosis in both men and women. However, it is 90% curable if detected early. That’s why Sky Ridge has teamed up with the American Cancer Society on its 80% by 2018 campaign to ensure that we increase the number of colonoscopies to save lives. So no butts, no excuses… get screened!
If you have turned 50, it is important to get your screening colonoscopy. And Sky Ridge has made it easier than ever. Join us for Colonscopy Saturdays! Come in your slippers and jammies on the first Saturday of the month. Call 720-225-1104 for a brief screening assessment and to make your appointment.
Lung Cancer Screening
If you are a current or former smoker, you may be eligible for lung cancer screening. A test called a low-dose CT scan is used to identify lung nodules or other findings that may indicate cancer. The goal of lung screening is to identify cancer at an early, and more treatable stage. Without lowdose CT scans, lung cancer is usually not found until a person develops symptoms. At that time, the cancer is much harder to treat.
One out of every nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. You may have heard reports that Prostate Specific Antigen testing was not recommended by the US Preventative Services Task Force. However, the urology experts at Sky Ridge also have reviewed the data and believe PSA screening (a simple blood test) does save lives by detecting prostate cancer at its earliest and most treatable stage.
Sky Ridge is offering a free prostate cancer screening on Sept. 19. 2018 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.