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Yearly Screenings

Lung Cancer (Low Dose CT Screenings)

Low-Dose CT (LDCT) lung screening is quick and easy and results in a minimal amount of radiation exposure. The Cancer Centers of Southwest Oklahoma is currently offering free LDCT lung screening to individuals who meet the established high-risk criteria.

Monthly Screenings

March: Colon Cancer

Throughout the month of March, the Cancer Center will be distributing free IFOB screening kits at all three centers. The kit is then brought back to the Cancer Center where testing is run.

April: Head and Neck Cancer

The head and neck screening consists of a visual exam of the head and neck region as well as the oral cavity.

May: Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer; however, if detected early, treatment is very successful. The skin cancer screening involves only a 2 to 3 minute visual inspection of the patient’s body including the scalp, hands and feet.

September: Prostate Cancer (DRE and PSA)

These are the American Cancer Society recommendations for prostate screening:

Screening should take place at age 50 for men who are at average risk of prostate cancer.

Screening should take place starting at age 45 for men at high risk of developing prostate cancer. This includes African Americans and men who have a first-degree relative (father, brother, or son) diagnosed with prostate cancer at an early age (younger than age 65).

Screening should take place at age 40 for men at even higher risk (those with more than one first-degree relative who had prostate cancer at an early age).

The prostate screening consists of a Digital Rectal Exam and a PSA (blood draw.)