Cancer screenings can help detect cancer before symptoms are present, which can increase treatment success rates and save lives.
Click here to learn about the American Cancer Society's guidelines for the early detection of cancer
Annual Mammography Outreach Party
The American Cancer Society
recommends women ages 40 and older have a mammogram and clinical breast exam every year. To encourage participation, we throw a mammogram party every October in partnership with KAFE
and Fred Meyer
at Mt. Baker Imaging
. Doctors are on hand to answer questions about breast cancer screening and its importance. Participants have the chance to get a mammogram, or they can set screening appointments.
Skin Cancer Screening
Skin cancer can be found early and both doctors and patients play important roles in finding skin cancer. Some early signs and symptoms of skin cancer include:
- A change in your skin, especially in the size or color of a mole, growth or spot
- A new growth (even if it has no color)
- Scaliness, oozing, bleeding or a change in the way a bump or nodule looks
- The spread of pigmentation (color) beyond its border past the edge of a mole or mark
- A change in sensation, such as itchiness, tenderness or pain
- March is colorectal awareness month.
- If you're over the age of 50, you should be screened for colon cancer.
- Check with your doctor to determine which screening tool is best for you.
- We offer a free, annual screening event each year.
- The screening is painless and only takes about 10 minutes.
- Our prostate screening event is held each September.
- Up to 200 men can participate in a free prostate screening clinic.
- Appointment registration is required and each participant must meet certain screening criteria.
For information on any of the screening events below, contact Carol Brumet
at (360) 788-8220.