Who Will You Honor?
Welcome to BayCare. It’s an honor to have you here.
You may be thinking, “It’s time to get up-to-date on my screenings - I’d like to get my cancer screening in honor of someone I love.” Congratulations! That’s a really smart and loving thing to do. Early detection of asymptomatic cancer is the best way to beat it.
If you’ve delayed getting your essential cancer screening because you’re concerned about safety during the pandemic, don’t worry. All BayCare facilities have put enhanced measures in place to help keep you safe from COVID-19. Putting off your screening may place you at risk for missing an early stage asymptomatic cancer, so we’re glad you’ve decided not to wait.
What cancer screenings do I need?As we age, the kinds of screenings we need and the frequency of those screenings evolves. Our gender, family history, preexisting conditions and lifestyle choices may make us more susceptible to certain types of cancer, so regular screenings should be a priority. It’s important to talk with your doctor about the cancer screenings that’re right for you.
Here’s a simple guide where you can learn about different kinds of cancer screenings and take the next step.
|Cancer Type||What are My Screening Options?||How do I get screened?|
|Breast||Mammogram (2D & 3D*)
|Schedule your screening mammogram|
|Colorectal||Visual (structural) Exams:
CT colonography (virtual colonoscopy)
Multi-targeted stool DNA test (MT-sDNA)
Guaiac-Based Fecal Occult Blood Test (gFOBT)
Fecal ImmunochemicalTest (FIT)
|Talk to your primary care doctor about the screening that’s right for you. Need a referral? Find a doctor.|
|Prostate||Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test||Talk to your primary care doctor to schedule. Need a referral? Find a doctor|
|Cervical||Cervical Cytology / Pap (Papanicolaou) Test HPV Test||Schedule an appointment with your OB or GYN. Need a referral? Find a doctor.|
|Schedule an appointment with your dermatologist. Need a referral? Find a doctor.|
|Lung||Low-Dose Computed Tomography (LDCT)||Talk to your primary care doctor to schedule. Need a referral? Find a doctor.|
BayCare team members are making the commitment to honor their loved ones by getting a cancer screening. Watch and read their stories.