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Cancer Prevention, Screenings, & Diagnosis

Take charge of your health by working to prevent cancer or catch it early—when treatment works best. Explore cancer prevention, screening, and diagnostic services at Johnston Health.

Reduce Your Risk of Cancer

Your risk of cancer depends on your genes, lifestyle, and environment. Talk to your doctor about whether you may be able to lower your risk with:

Cancer Screenings

Screenings can find signs of cancer before you experience symptoms. That means if you need treatment, you can get it as early as possible.

Ask your doctor which of these cancer screenings are right for you based on your age, sex, and health history:

Watch for annual Johnston Health events offering free cancer screenings.

Diagnosing Cancer

If your screening results or health symptoms suggest you need testing for cancer, your doctor may order a biopsy to determine whether you have the disease. This procedure removes a small sample of your tissue to examine under a microscope. An imaging scan or lab test can also help doctors diagnose cancer.

Get a Screening

Visit your primary care provider for an HPV, Pap, PSA, or skin exam.
To make an appointment for a mammogram, colonoscopy or lung cancer screening, call Johnston Health Community Wide Scheduling at 919-938-7749. You’ll need a referral from your primary care provider for a colonoscopy or lung cancer screening.

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