Early Detection Saves Lives
Our community outreach provides on-site cancer screenings in area businesses, churches and other organizations.
- Breast Health Screening
Clinical breast examinations, mammograms and other imaging techniques can help identify abnormalities in the breast. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in South Carolina.
- Mobile Mammography
The National Cancer Institute recommends screening mammograms — essentially an X-ray of the breast — for women age 40 and above every one to two years. Why? The five year survival rate is 98 percent for breast cancer if it’s found early.
- Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) Test
A PSA test, which measures a protein in the blood, is recommended for men ages 55-69, but those at high risk, including African-American men and men with a family history, should discuss testing with their physician. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among men in South Carolina.
- Fecal Occult Blood Test
A fecal occult blood test, or Hemoccult card test, is recommended for anyone age 50 or older. Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S yet frequently shows no symptoms. More than 90 percent of people diagnosed with colon cancer are age 50 or older.