Believe in the power of early

Because we believe in a life without cancer

When it comes to cancer care, the earlier the better. Early cancer screening and treatment can save your life and the lives of those you love.

Below is a list of recommended cancer screenings for adult men and women. Use this as a guide, remembering that your health needs are as unique as you are. It’s important to talk with your doctor about how your family history, personal history and lifestyle could affect when you need certain screenings or tests.

Male adults

All ages:
Skin cancer: Keep watch on moles, and talk about changes with your doctor.
After 50:
Colorectal cancer: Starting at age 50, talk with your doctor about different screening options.
Lung cancer: If you are a current or former smoker and at least 55 years old, there are lung cancer screenings available for you.
Prostate cancer: When you turn 50, talk to your doctor about the need for PSA testing for prostate health.

 

Female adults

All ages:
Breast cancer: Know how your breasts normally look and feel, and talk about changes with your doctor
Skin cancer: Keep watch on moles, and talk about changes with your doctor.
Age 19 – 39
Cervical cancer: Starting at age 21, you may need regular pap smears. At age 30, continue regular pap smears, and talk about HPV testing with your doctor.
Age 40 – 64
Breast cancer: Begin talking about options for regular mammograms starting at age 40.
Cervical cancer: Continue regular pap smears as recommended by your provider.
Colorectal cancer: Starting at age 50, talk with your doctor about different screening options.
Lung cancer: If you are a current or former smoker and at least 55 years old, there are lung cancer screenings available for you.

Online Risk Assessments

Knowing your risk will help you have the power of early. Take a free risk assessment, and talk to your doctor about screenings that are right for you.

Breathe easier with lung cancer screening

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in America, killing more than 150,000 people every year.  In the east, we’re detecting lung cancer more than the national average – 1 for every 26 individuals compared to 1 out of 320 nationally.

That’s why Vidant Health is committed to fight this disease. We are offering low dose computed tomography (CT) scans as an early screening tool. This technology uses low doses of radiation, is painless and does not require lab work or injections. All you have to do is hold your breath for 10 seconds so we can produce a clear image.  The results are interpreted by a radiologist and shared with your doctor, who will develop a plan for follow-up care, if needed.

Who qualifies?

This screening tool is available if you:

  • Are between the ages of 55 and 77. Some insurance companies pay up to age 80.
  • Smoked at least two packs a day for 15 years, three packs a day for 10 years or other combination totals up to 30-year history of smoking. See chart.
  • Are a current smoker or quit fewer than 15 years ago.
  • Have no sign or symptom of lung cancer.

What is the cost?

If you are eligible, the screening may be at no cost to you through your insurance company. If you do not have insurance, the self-pay rate of $250 will be billed to you.

Get started.

Talk to your doctor about getting a CT scan to screen for lung cancer. Download this form to take with you to your doctor. Be sure to discuss your complete health history, and get a clear explanation of the benefits and risks.

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