Cancer Care Cancer Prevention & Detection Keep cancer in check by knowing your risk factors, getting regular screenings and watching for common warning signs.You can also reduce your risk by avoiding all tobacco use, protecting yourself from the sun, being physically active, eating a healthy diet and limiting your consumption of alcoholic beverages. It's also important to have a primary care provider, who is a partner in your health care.Cancer DetectionFinding cancer early may save your life. Early detection of cancer—finding it before it spreads—gives you the best chance of successful treatment. Screenings help us discover many types of cancer at the earliest possible stage.The American Cancer Society recommends a cancer-related checkup every three years, starting at age 20, for people without any signs or symptoms of cancer. Beginning at age 40, you should have a cancer-related checkup every year. These screening guidelines are based on age and are for people at an average risk. They may differ if you have a high risk. Talk to your doctor to know which screenings are right for you.To schedule a screening, talk to your physician or give us a call. Recommended Screenings by Age> View All Ages 20 to 39 Breast cancer screening (women)Cervical cancer screening (women)Oral cancer screening Skin cancer screening Testicular cancer screening (men) Ages 40 to 49 Breast cancer screening including mammogram (women) Cervical cancer screening (women) Colonoscopy (starting at age 45)Oral cancer screening Skin cancer screening Testicular cancer screening (men) Age 50 and Beyond Breast cancer screening including mammogram (women) Cervical cancer screening (women) Colorectal cancer screening/colonoscopyOral cancer screening Prostate cancer screening (men) Skin cancer screening Testicular cancer screening (men) Types of Cancer Screenings> View All Breast Cancer Screenings A clinical breast exam is recommended every three years for women in their 20s and 30s, and every year for women 40 and older. Yearly mammograms are recommended starting at age 40. Women are also encouraged to conduct monthly self-exams and report any changes to their health care provider. View our Breast Care page to learn more about breast cancer risks, screening guidelines or to request a mammogram.At CoxHealth, we follow the American College of Radiology mammography guidelines, which recommend you receive a baseline mammogram by age 40. Finding breast cancer at an early stage may save your life, and early detection often means less aggressive treatment is required. Mammograms are offered at the Breast Care Clinic and Cox North Hospital in Springfield, Cox Medical Center Branson, Cox Monett Hospital and Cox Barton County Hospital. Call today to schedule your appointment. No referral is required.If you're concerned you can't afford a mammogram, help is available for qualified applicants through a number of programs: CoxHealth Foundation Patient AssistanceBreast Cancer Foundation of the OzarksMissouri Department of Health and Senior ServiceThe CoxHealth Breast Care Clinic is fully accredited by theNational Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. It is also a designated Breast Care Center of Excellence. Accreditation is only given to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance in three modalities: mammography, ultrasound and stereotactic biopsy. Cervical Cancer Screenings Women should begin cervical cancer screenings at age 21. Pap tests are recommended every three years until age 30. Women ages 30-65 who have had regular screenings with normal Pap results should have a Pap test combined with an HPV test every five years, or a Pap test alone every three years. Women over 65 who have had a regular screening in the previous 10 years with no issues should stop cervical cancer screening. Colorectal Cancer Screenings Starting at age 45, both men and women should have one of the following: a fecal occult blood test annually, a sigmoidoscopy every five years or a colonoscopy every ten years. Lung Cancer Screenings Long-time smokers or former smokers between the ages of 50 and 77 may be candidates for CoxHealth's CT lung cancer screening program. Visit our page to find out more about the program and eligibility requirements, or call 417-730-5864. Oral Cancer Screenings Regular dental checkups are recommended to check the health of the gums, tongue and mouth. Prostate Cancer Screenings An annual rectal exam and a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test can be used to screen all men beginning at age 50. Men are encouraged to have a discussion with their healthcare provider about the risks and benefits of screening so that an informed decision can be made. Skin Cancer Screenings Skin cancer can often be found early by noticing changes in moles, blemishes, freckles and other marks on your skin. Men and women should conduct self-exams monthly and report any concerns to a physician. A physician exam is recommended every three years until age 40 and annually for those 40 and older. Testicular Cancer Screenings Most experts agree that a genital exam should be part of a routine general physical exam. Men are also encouraged to conduct monthly self-exams to detect any lumps. buildings Cancer Care: Springfield Hulston Cancer Center 3850 S. 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