Up to two-thirds of all cancer cases could be prevented if people applied everything known about cancer prevention to their lives, according to the American Cancer Society. By committing to a healthier lifestyle, you can reduce your risks for many cancers.
Four steps to start you on your way:
Screenings offered through St. Dominic’s Cancer Services:
St. Dominic’s Lung Cancer Screening
St. Dominic’s was awarded a Screening Center of Excellence by the Lung Cancer Alliance.
Lung cancer screenings for individuals with a high risk for lung cancer are offered at St. Dominic Hospital.
- Initial RN consult and risk assessment
- Low dose CT scan (without contrast)
- RAD score results within 24-48 hours
- Connection to St. Dominic’s multidisciplinary team for thoracic oncology (radiologist, pulmonologist, thoracic surgery, pathologist, medical oncologist, radiation oncologist, primary care network)
- 55–77 years of age
- 30 or more pack years of smoking
- Current smoker or quit within the past 15 years
Calculate smoke pack years link: www.smokingpackyears.com
For additional questions, please call 601-200-2787.
Early Detection Saves Lives
- The goal of screening exams for breast cancer is to find cancers before they start to cause symptoms (like a lump that can be felt).
- Digital Mammography
- Breast Ultrasound
- Bone Density
- Breast MRI (available at St. Dominic’s Hospital)
- Ultrasound Guided Biopsy
- Stereotactic Guided Biopsy
- MRI Guided Biopsy
When Do I Start?
- Yearly mammograms are recommended starting at age 40 and continuing for as long as a woman is in good health.
- If you have a family history of breast cancer, talk with your physician about the right time for your screening.
Where Can I Receive My Screening Exam?
For your convenience, St. Dominic’s offers mammography services with our state-of-the art equipment and individualized care at two American College of Radiology (ACR) accredited locations:
St. Dominic’s Center for Women’s Health
371 Lakeland Drive
Jackson, MS 39216
Madison Medical Imaging (MMI)
St. Dominic’s Highland Medical Arts building
106 Highland Way, Madison, MS
*Mammography images from both locations are read and interpreted by the same team of St. Dominic’s physician partners, Lakeland Radiologists.
Call St. Dominic’s at (601) 200-6732 to schedule a screening mammogram appointment.
According to the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), the practice of genetic testing for is rapidly evolving secondary to the introduction and use of multigene panels. These panels or tests may identify 40-50 percent more individuals with Hereditary cancer gene mutations than older testing.
Adult Cancer Genetic Risk Assessment
- Initial consult with Nurse Practitioner
- Initial assessment
- In-depth personal history
- In-depth family history with pedigree
- Appropriate physician referral for testing and evaluation
Based on National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines, you should consider genetic testing if you or a first or second-degree blood relative* have any of the following:
- One first or second-degree relative diagnosed with ovarian cancer
- Two cancers on the same side of the family, one diagnosed in an individual under age 50
- Three cancers on the same side of the family, diagnosed in persons of any age
- On first or second-degree relative diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer at or under age 60
- Three relatives on the same side of the family with any combination of breast, ovarian, pancreatic or prostate cancer
- Known BRCA mutation within the family
- Breast or ovarian cancer and Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry
* A first-degree relative is a person’s parent, sibling or child. A second-degree relative is defined as someone’s grandparent, aunt or uncle.
Early Detection is the Key to Saving Lives and Living Longer.
Call 601-200-2000 to schedule an appointment.