Don’t forget to put your health first.

It’s time to put your health first and schedule important annual screenings like mammograms and colonoscopies with Vidant Health. With COVID-19 protocols in place, it’s as safe as ever to partner with us to improve your health and well-being.

Colonoscopy

The single best prevention for colon cancer.

There are several colon cancer screening methods available. However, a colonoscopy is the only test that both detects and prevents cancer. During a colonoscopy, health care providers can locate and remove colon polyps before they have the opportunity to develop into colon cancer.

Mammography

Advanced technology for detecting breast cancer.

3D mammography takes pictures of the breast from many angles, creating images that are much more clear and detailed than those taken with traditional scans. This makes it easier to detect small tumors, even those that cannot be felt.

Additional Screenings

Use this as a guide, remembering that your health needs are as unique as you are. It’s important to talk with your provider 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 detection. Take a free risk assessment, and talk to your provider about screenings that are right for you.