A screening test may find cancer before symptoms appear, but it usually does not diagnose cancer. If a screening test result is abnormal, more tests are performed to check for cancer. For example, a screening mammogram may find a lump in the breast; however more tests need to be done to find out if the lump is cancerous. These are called diagnostic tests.
Screening or assessment tests are available for the following cancers:
To see a list of upcoming community screenings, please click here.
Some screening tests are used only for people who have known risk factors for certain types of cancer. People known to have a higher risk of cancer than others include those who have:
People who have a high risk of cancer may need to be screened more often or at an earlier age than other people.
More than 75 people, ages 2 to 90, contributed to the Cancer Center’s first mosaic. The Women of Hope, who raise money for cancer patients at St.Vincent, funded this mosaic and will support more mosaics to be created for the inpatient and outpatient cancer treatment areas. Artist-in-Resident Joani Rothenberg oversees the creations.About the Cancer Center mosaic…