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Cancer Screenings

Get Checked! Early Cancer Detection at Centegra

Centegra Health System and the Gavers Community Cancer Foundation remain committed to raising your awareness about the importance of early cancer detection. The Get Checked! program provides information about lifestyle changes and guidelines for routine screenings that can make a big difference in your life.

Cancer patients have a measurably higher survival rate when caught in its earliest stages, but that can occur only if you are vigilant about conducting self-exams, visiting your physician regularly, and following the guidelines recommended for testing and screenings.

Get Checked! Cancer Screenings

Cancer screenings need to be included in your annual checkup. Consult your physician if you suspect something or are in a high-risk group for a particular cancer. Self-exams and screenings should be part of your regular personal routine. They are the first line of defense in detecting cancer early. Pay attention to your body. Breast, cervical, colorectal, testicular, skin and prostate cancers are among those most likely to be found either through self-exams or routine screenings.

Throughout the year, the Get Checked! program at Centegra offers opportunities for cancer screenings and education.Ā  Available screenings include:

Visit our Calendar or call 877-CENTEGRA (236-8347) for information about upcoming screenings.

Reduce Your Risk

Practice a healthy lifestyle to reduce your risk of some cancers:

  • Choose a low-fat diet
  • Eat five small servings of fruits and vegetables daily
  • Exercise for 30 minutes, five times a week
  • Avoid tobacco products and use alcohol in moderation
  • Avoid prolonged exposure to the sun
  • Laugh often and allow time to relax