The Cancer Center at Indiana University Health West Hospital provides a number of preventive screening oppotunities in order to detect a variety of cancers while they are in the early stages. By taking action and participating in cancer screening, you can prevent or detect cancer early...and possibly save your life.
Screenings may involve a physical exam, lab tests or other procedures. You should always discuss your personal risk for cancer and your need for screening with your doctor.
The American Cancer Society (ACS) describes an easy way to look for symptoms of possible cancers using the CAUTION program. It is important to know some of the symptoms of different types of cancer: be aware of the following:
Change in bowel or bladder habits
A sore that does not heal
Unusual bleeding or discharge
Thickening of a lump in any part of the body
Indigestion or difficulty swallowing
Obvious change in a wart or mole
Nagging cough or hoarseness
These could suggest cancer, but are not diagnostic. Bring such signs to your doctor's attention for further evaluation.
Following are summary results from 2013 - 2017. This information is updated annually. Be sure to check the Events Calendar regularly to learn more about community outreach and screening opportunities available at IU Health West Hospital.