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Cancer screenings are tests or procedures to identify cancer in its earliest stages or identify signs of pre-cancer and treat them before cancer develops.

Your healthcare provider can advise you about which screenings to have based on your age, sex and personal and family medical history.

IU Health Cancer Centers are focused on providing proactive screenings to detect a variety of cancers while they are in the early stages. Many of these screenings are conducted at community events as well as within our hospital facilities.

IU Health Methodist Hospital

Skin

May 6, 2019
  • Number of patients screened: 27
  • No follow up required: 16
  • Referred for evaluation: 11
  • Biopsy recommended: 6
  • Cancer identified: 2
May 7, 2018
  • Number of patients screened: 28
  • No follow up required: 26
  • Referred for biopsy: 2
  • Cancer identified: 0

IU Health University Hospital

Automated Breast Ultrasound Exams (ABUS)

January - September 2019
  • Number of patients screened: 223
  • No follow up required: 176
  • Referred for evaluation: 47
  • Biopsy recommended: 20
  • Cancer identified: 3
January - June 2018
  • Number of patients screened: 230
  • No follow up required: 190
  • Referred for evaluation: 40
  • Biopsies: 12
  • Cancer identified: 1

Colon

January - June 2018
  • Number of patients screened: 57
  • No follow up required: 10
  • Referred for evaluation: 0
  • Biopsies: 0
  • Cancer identified: 0

Head & Neck

April 10, 2019
  • Number of patients screened: 42
  • No follow up required: 34
  • Referred for evaluation: 8
  • Biopsy recommended: 2
  • Cancer identified: 0
April 5, 2017
  • Number of patients screened: 64
  • No follow up required: 62
  • Referred for evaluation: 2
  • Biopsies: 0
  • Cancer identified: 0

Lung

January - September 2019
  • Number of patients screened: 199
  • No follow up required: 168
  • Referred for evaluation: 31
  • Biopsy recommended: 4
  • Cancer identified: 4
January - June 2018
  • Number of patients screened: 229
  • No follow up required: 188
  • Referred for evaluation: 41
  • Biopsies: 1
  • Cancer identified: 2
January - September 2017
  • Number of patients screened: 144
  • No follow up required: 134
  • Referred for evaluation: 10
  • Biopsies: 0
  • Cancer identified: 0

Prostate

Sept. 17, 2019
  • Number of patients screened: 22
  • No follow up required: 20
  • Referred for evaluation: 2
  • Biopsy recommended: 1
  • Cancer identified: 0

Skin

May 8, 2017
  • Number of patients screened: 23
  • No follow up required: 19
  • Referred for evaluation: 2
  • Biopsies: 2
  • Cancer identified: 1

IU Health Morgan

Breast

January - September 2019
  • Number of patients screened: 2
  • No follow up required: 2
  • Referred for evaluation: 0
  • Biopsy recommended: 0
  • Cancer identified: 0
July - September 2018
  • Number of patients screened: 4
  • No follow up required: 4
  • Referred for evaluation: 0
  • Biopsies: 0
  • Cancer identified: 0
January - December 2017
  • Number of patients screened: 0
  • No follow up required: 0
  • Referred for evaluation: 0
  • Biopsies: 0
  • Cancer identified: 0

Lung

January - September 2019
  • Number of patients screened: 25
  • No follow up required: 17
  • Referred for evaluation: 8
  • Biopsy recommended: 0
  • Cancer identified: 0
April - May 2018
  • Number of patients screened: 12
  • No follow up required: 12
  • Referred for evaluation: 0
  • Biopsies: 0
  • Cancer identified: 0
January - December 2017
  • Number of patients screened: 4
  • No follow up required: 4
  • Referred for evaluation: 0
  • Biopsies: 0
  • Cancer identified: 0

Skin

January - September 2019
  • Number of patients screened: 3
  • No follow up required: 1
  • Referred for evaluation: 2
  • Biopsy recommended: 1
  • Cancer identified: 0
January - March 2018
  • Number of patients screened: 7
  • No follow up required: 7
  • Referred for evaluation: 0
  • Biopsies: 0
  • Cancer identified: 0
May 8, 2017
  • Number of patients screened: 4
  • No follow up required: 0
  • Referred for evaluation: 3
  • Biopsies: 1
  • Cancer identified: 0

HealthNet

Mammograms

January - December 2017
  • Number of patients screened: 65
  • No follow up required: 52
  • Referred for evaluation: 13
  • Biopsies: 2
  • Cancer identified: 1

IU Health Academic Health Center

IU Health Methodist Hospital

Skin

May 6, 2019
  • Number of patients screened: 27
  • No follow up required: 16
  • Referred for evaluation: 11
  • Biopsy recommended: 6
  • Cancer identified: 2
May 7, 2018
  • Number of patients screened: 28
  • No follow up required: 26
  • Referred for biopsy: 2
  • Cancer identified: 0

IU Health University Hospital

Automated Breast Ultrasound Exams (ABUS)

January - September 2019
  • Number of patients screened: 223
  • No follow up required: 176
  • Referred for evaluation: 47
  • Biopsy recommended: 20
  • Cancer identified: 3
January - June 2018
  • Number of patients screened: 230
  • No follow up required: 190
  • Referred for evaluation: 40
  • Biopsies: 12
  • Cancer identified: 1

Colon

January - June 2018
  • Number of patients screened: 57
  • No follow up required: 10
  • Referred for evaluation: 0
  • Biopsies: 0
  • Cancer identified: 0

Head & Neck

April 10, 2019
  • Number of patients screened: 42
  • No follow up required: 34
  • Referred for evaluation: 8
  • Biopsy recommended: 2
  • Cancer identified: 0
April 5, 2017
  • Number of patients screened: 64
  • No follow up required: 62
  • Referred for evaluation: 2
  • Biopsies: 0
  • Cancer identified: 0

Lung

January - September 2019
  • Number of patients screened: 199
  • No follow up required: 168
  • Referred for evaluation: 31
  • Biopsy recommended: 4
  • Cancer identified: 4
January - June 2018
  • Number of patients screened: 229
  • No follow up required: 188
  • Referred for evaluation: 41
  • Biopsies: 1
  • Cancer identified: 2
January - September 2017
  • Number of patients screened: 144
  • No follow up required: 134
  • Referred for evaluation: 10
  • Biopsies: 0
  • Cancer identified: 0

Prostate

Sept. 17, 2019
  • Number of patients screened: 22
  • No follow up required: 20
  • Referred for evaluation: 2
  • Biopsy recommended: 1
  • Cancer identified: 0

Skin

May 8, 2017
  • Number of patients screened: 23
  • No follow up required: 19
  • Referred for evaluation: 2
  • Biopsies: 2
  • Cancer identified: 1

IU Health Morgan

Breast

January - September 2019
  • Number of patients screened: 2
  • No follow up required: 2
  • Referred for evaluation: 0
  • Biopsy recommended: 0
  • Cancer identified: 0
July - September 2018
  • Number of patients screened: 4
  • No follow up required: 4
  • Referred for evaluation: 0
  • Biopsies: 0
  • Cancer identified: 0
January - December 2017
  • Number of patients screened: 0
  • No follow up required: 0
  • Referred for evaluation: 0
  • Biopsies: 0
  • Cancer identified: 0

Lung

January - September 2019
  • Number of patients screened: 25
  • No follow up required: 17
  • Referred for evaluation: 8
  • Biopsy recommended: 0
  • Cancer identified: 0
April - May 2018
  • Number of patients screened: 12
  • No follow up required: 12
  • Referred for evaluation: 0
  • Biopsies: 0
  • Cancer identified: 0
January - December 2017
  • Number of patients screened: 4
  • No follow up required: 4
  • Referred for evaluation: 0
  • Biopsies: 0
  • Cancer identified: 0

Skin

January - September 2019
  • Number of patients screened: 3
  • No follow up required: 1
  • Referred for evaluation: 2
  • Biopsy recommended: 1
  • Cancer identified: 0
January - March 2018
  • Number of patients screened: 7
  • No follow up required: 7
  • Referred for evaluation: 0
  • Biopsies: 0
  • Cancer identified: 0
May 8, 2017
  • Number of patients screened: 4
  • No follow up required: 0
  • Referred for evaluation: 3
  • Biopsies: 1
  • Cancer identified: 0

HealthNet

Mammograms

January - December 2017
  • Number of patients screened: 65
  • No follow up required: 52
  • Referred for evaluation: 13
  • Biopsies: 2
  • Cancer identified: 1

IU Health West Hospital

Head & Neck (Oral)

January - December 2016
  • Number of patients screened: 9
  • Follow-up required: 0
January - December 2015
  • Number of patients screened: 1
  • Follow-up required: 0

Lung

January - December 2018
  • Number of patients screened: 519
January - December 2017
  • Number of patients screened: 200
January - December 2016
  • Number of patients screened: 79
  • Referred for evaluation: 3
  • Cancers identified: 3
January - December 2015
  • Number of patients screened: 78
  • Referred for evaluation: 0
  • Cancers identified: 0

Screening Exams

January - December 2018
  • PSA: 3,775
  • Colonoscopy/Flex: 313
  • Mammography: 7,760
  • Occult Blood: 477
January - December 2017
  • PSA: 1,887
  • Colonoscopy/Flex: 353
  • Mammography: 7,001
  • Occult Blood: 669
January - December 2016
  • PSA: 1,802
  • Colonoscopy/Flex: 307
  • Mammography: 6,406
  • Occult Blood: 507
January - December 2015
  • PSA: 1,534
  • Colonoscopy/Flex: 397
  • Mammography: 5,449
  • Occult Blood: 589

Skin

January - December 2018
  • Number of patients screened: 74
January - December 2017
  • Number of patients screened: 127
January - December 2016
  • Number of patients screened: 85
  • Referred for biopsy: 20
  • Referred for evaluation: 12
  • Cancers Identified: 10
January - December 2015
  • Number of patients screened: 48
  • Referred for biopsy: 8
  • Referred for evaluation: 15
  • Cancers Identified: 5

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IU Health West Hospital

Head & Neck (Oral)

January - December 2016
  • Number of patients screened: 9
  • Follow-up required: 0
January - December 2015
  • Number of patients screened: 1
  • Follow-up required: 0

Lung

January - December 2018
  • Number of patients screened: 519
January - December 2017
  • Number of patients screened: 200
January - December 2016
  • Number of patients screened: 79
  • Referred for evaluation: 3
  • Cancers identified: 3
January - December 2015
  • Number of patients screened: 78
  • Referred for evaluation: 0
  • Cancers identified: 0

Screening Exams

January - December 2018
  • PSA: 3,775
  • Colonoscopy/Flex: 313
  • Mammography: 7,760
  • Occult Blood: 477
January - December 2017
  • PSA: 1,887
  • Colonoscopy/Flex: 353
  • Mammography: 7,001
  • Occult Blood: 669
January - December 2016
  • PSA: 1,802
  • Colonoscopy/Flex: 307
  • Mammography: 6,406
  • Occult Blood: 507
January - December 2015
  • PSA: 1,534
  • Colonoscopy/Flex: 397
  • Mammography: 5,449
  • Occult Blood: 589

Skin

January - December 2018
  • Number of patients screened: 74
January - December 2017
  • Number of patients screened: 127
January - December 2016
  • Number of patients screened: 85
  • Referred for biopsy: 20
  • Referred for evaluation: 12
  • Cancers Identified: 10
January - December 2015
  • Number of patients screened: 48
  • Referred for biopsy: 8
  • Referred for evaluation: 15
  • Cancers Identified: 5

Breast

Oct. 3, 2019 (in conjunction with cervical cancer screening)
  • 12 clinical breast exams
  • 7 screening mammogram referrals
  • 2 diagnostic mammogram referrals
  • 3 no referral due to age
Sept. 6, 2018 (in conjunction with cervical cancer screening)
  • 26 clinical breast exams
  • 17 screening mammogram referrals
  • 7 diagnostic mammogram referrals
  • 2 no referral due to age
Oct. 5, 2017 (in conjunction with cervical cancer screening)
  • 43 clinical breast exams
  • 27 screening mammogram referrals
  • 7 diagnostic referrals
  • 9 no referral due to age
Oct. 5, 2016 (in conjunction with cervical cancer screening)
  • 18 clinical breast exams
  • 8 screening mammogram referrals
  • 4 diagnostic referrals
  • 6 no referral due to age or recent mammogram

Cervical

Delaware County offered one screening and Henry County hosted two screenings in 2019
  • 31 women screened
  • 0 women recommended for follow up
Delaware and Henry Counties each hosted two screenings in 2018
  • 60 women screened
  • 2 women recommended for follow up
Delaware and Henry Counties each hosted two screenings in 2017
  • 84 women screened
  • 8 women recommended for follow up
Delaware and Henry Counties each hosted two screenings in 2016
  • 67 women screened
  • 5 women recommended for follow up

Lung

Jan. 1, 2019 - Oct. 31, 2019
  • 269 people screened
  • 17 referred for follow up
  • 4 lung cancers found
  • 1 cancer stage I
  • 1 cancer stage II
  • 1 cancer stage IV
  • 1 pending further testing
Jan. 1, 2018 - Aug. 31, 2018
  • 193 people screened
  • 8 referred for follow up
  • 1 lung cancers found
  • 1 lung cancer stage IV
Jan. 1, 2017 - Oct. 25, 2017
  • 209 people screened
  • 10 referred for follow up
  • 5 lung cancers found
  • 3 cancers stage I
  • 1 cancer stage III
  • 1 cancer stage IV
Jan. 1, 2016 - Oct. 25, 2016
  • 250 people screened
  • 45 referred for follow up
  • 7 lung cancers found
  • 6 cancers stage I
  • 1 cancer stage III
  • 1 incidental cancer finding – breast cancer – stage 1

Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Screening

May 2, 2019 (Offered in conjunction with the Internal Medicine Residency Clinic)
  • 22 people screened
  • 6 recommended for follow up

Skin

May 2019 (IU Health Ball Memorial Cancer Center)
  • 110 people screened
  • 14 presumptive diagnoses recommended for follow up
  • 12 basal cell carcinomas
  • 1 squamous cell carcinomas
  • 1 melanoma
May 2018
  • 127 people screened
  • 28 presumptive diagnoses recommended for follow up
  • 20 basal cell carcinoma
  • 8 squamous cell carcinoma
  • 0 melanoma
May 2017
  • 151 people screened
  • 21 presumptive diagnoses
  • 12 basal cell carcinoma
  • 4 squamous cell carcinoma
  • 3 melanoma
May 2016
  • 132 people screened
  • 21 presumptive diagnoses
  • 16 basal cell carcinoma
  • 4 squamous cell carcinoma
  • 1 melanoma

IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital

Breast

Oct. 3, 2019 (in conjunction with cervical cancer screening)
  • 12 clinical breast exams
  • 7 screening mammogram referrals
  • 2 diagnostic mammogram referrals
  • 3 no referral due to age
Sept. 6, 2018 (in conjunction with cervical cancer screening)
  • 26 clinical breast exams
  • 17 screening mammogram referrals
  • 7 diagnostic mammogram referrals
  • 2 no referral due to age
Oct. 5, 2017 (in conjunction with cervical cancer screening)
  • 43 clinical breast exams
  • 27 screening mammogram referrals
  • 7 diagnostic referrals
  • 9 no referral due to age
Oct. 5, 2016 (in conjunction with cervical cancer screening)
  • 18 clinical breast exams
  • 8 screening mammogram referrals
  • 4 diagnostic referrals
  • 6 no referral due to age or recent mammogram

Cervical

Delaware County offered one screening and Henry County hosted two screenings in 2019
  • 31 women screened
  • 0 women recommended for follow up
Delaware and Henry Counties each hosted two screenings in 2018
  • 60 women screened
  • 2 women recommended for follow up
Delaware and Henry Counties each hosted two screenings in 2017
  • 84 women screened
  • 8 women recommended for follow up
Delaware and Henry Counties each hosted two screenings in 2016
  • 67 women screened
  • 5 women recommended for follow up

Lung

Jan. 1, 2019 - Oct. 31, 2019
  • 269 people screened
  • 17 referred for follow up
  • 4 lung cancers found
  • 1 cancer stage I
  • 1 cancer stage II
  • 1 cancer stage IV
  • 1 pending further testing
Jan. 1, 2018 - Aug. 31, 2018
  • 193 people screened
  • 8 referred for follow up
  • 1 lung cancers found
  • 1 lung cancer stage IV
Jan. 1, 2017 - Oct. 25, 2017
  • 209 people screened
  • 10 referred for follow up
  • 5 lung cancers found
  • 3 cancers stage I
  • 1 cancer stage III
  • 1 cancer stage IV
Jan. 1, 2016 - Oct. 25, 2016
  • 250 people screened
  • 45 referred for follow up
  • 7 lung cancers found
  • 6 cancers stage I
  • 1 cancer stage III
  • 1 incidental cancer finding – breast cancer – stage 1

Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Screening

May 2, 2019 (Offered in conjunction with the Internal Medicine Residency Clinic)
  • 22 people screened
  • 6 recommended for follow up

Skin

May 2019 (IU Health Ball Memorial Cancer Center)
  • 110 people screened
  • 14 presumptive diagnoses recommended for follow up
  • 12 basal cell carcinomas
  • 1 squamous cell carcinomas
  • 1 melanoma
May 2018
  • 127 people screened
  • 28 presumptive diagnoses recommended for follow up
  • 20 basal cell carcinoma
  • 8 squamous cell carcinoma
  • 0 melanoma
May 2017
  • 151 people screened
  • 21 presumptive diagnoses
  • 12 basal cell carcinoma
  • 4 squamous cell carcinoma
  • 3 melanoma
May 2016
  • 132 people screened
  • 21 presumptive diagnoses
  • 16 basal cell carcinoma
  • 4 squamous cell carcinoma
  • 1 melanoma