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Cancer screening services

Early detection saves lives

Woman CT technician helping young woman patient

When abnormal tissue or cancer is found early, it is often easier to treat. That's why HSHS St. Elizabeth's Hospital utilizes a variety of screening tests to detect cancers and provide better opportunities for patients to obtain more effective treatment. Regular screening exams can greatly reduce your risk for certain types of cancers.

Risk Factors

In many cases, we do not know exactly why one person develops cancer and another does not, however, there is some research that shows certain risk factors may increase a persons chances of developing cancer. Those who may be at a higher risk may have a family history of cancer or have previously had cancer. Learning which cancer screening tests are right for you is important.

Breast MRI

This imaging test is often used for women who carry a harmful mutation in the BRCA-1 gene or the BRCA-2 gene because these women have a high risk of breast cancer and are at an increased risk for other cancers.

PSA Testing

The Prostate Specific Antigen test is a blood test, which is often done along with a digital rectal exam, to detect prostate cancer at an early stage.