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Cancer Prevention & Detection

If you have a fever, cough or other symptoms of possible infection, notify us when you schedule an appointment and before you arrive. If you’re having a medical emergency, call 911. Upon arrival, everyone will receive a symptom and temperature check. Anyone with an elevated temperature will be connected with appropriate care.

PeaceHealth St. Joseph Cancer Center was designed to offer a full range of services in one convenient location. Patients can see their cancer specialists and receive treatment without ever leaving the facility. A team of highly trained physicians, professional caregivers and volunteers deliver compassionate care during difficult cancer treatment.

Cancer Prevention

Prevention and early detection are important factors in diagnosing cancer earlier, thereby increasing the chance for cure. Research shows that up to 50 percent of cancer cases and deaths are preventable. Based on data from the National Institutes of Health, chances of developing cancer are greatly affected by our lifestyle choices. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, overweight and obesity are associated with 13 types of cancer, making up 40 percent of all cancer diagnosed. Unfortunately, most Americans do not realize this, therefore, are not making the necessary changes in their diet and activity levels to reduce their risk for developing cancer in the first place. Our cancer center offers exercise classes, nutrition education, and support groups to assist you in your cancer prevention journey.

Cancer Detection

Cancer screening can help detect cancer before symptoms are present, which can increase treatment success rates and save lives. Screening for breast, colorectal, cervical, endometrial (uterine), lung and/or prostate cancer may be recommended for you depending on your gender, age and risk factors. Learn about the American Cancer Society Guidelines for the Early Detection of Cancer. Then talk with your primary care provider to determine which cancer screenings you may need.