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Cancer Screenings at Saint Joseph Mount Sterling

Early detection is often your best protection against cancer. At Saint Joseph Mount Sterling, we provide the most advanced screenings available to catch the disease in its earliest stage, when it’s most treatable.

For your convenience, all screenings are available right here at the hospital, along with any follow-up lab tests, imaging or procedures you may need. We offer flexible appointments to fit your schedule, in a setting designed for your total comfort and privacy. And you’ll always find a caring staff committed to making your experience as stress-free as possible.

Learn about a few of our recommended options below.

Family history of cancer? We also offer complementary genetic counseling to address any hereditary concerns and coordinate testing, if needed.

Breast Cancer: Screening Mammogram

KentuckyOne recommends annual screening mammograms beginning at age 40 for all women, following the long-standing recommendation from the American College of Radiology. If you have a personal or family history of breast cancer, including the BRCA gene, talk to your doctor about getting screened earlier.

Saint Joseph Mount Sterling offers all-digital mammography, producing images that can be magnified to pinpoint specific areas. We also offer 3D mammography (tomosynthesis) to detect even the smallest tumors, especially in patients with dense breast tissue.

If needed, we also offer advanced imaging options to help make a diagnosis, including the 1.5 MAGNETOM Aera for breast MRI. The open design maximizes comfort and helps reduce anxiety, and while offer faster and highly accurate results.

To learn more or to schedule your screening mammogram, call 859.497.5000.

Lung Cancer: Low-Dose CT Scan

Kentucky continues to lead the nation in lung cancer deaths for both men and women. Symptoms usually don’t appear until the disease has advanced, which is why a screening can play a crucial role in fighting this disease. Saint Joseph Mount Sterling offers low-dose CT scans, a groundbreaking new tool that can catch lung cancer earlier than ever.

During this simple test, the CT scanner uses low doses of radiation to make detailed pictures of the lung. The scan provides incredibly detailed pictures to help our physicians detect tumors. It’s safe, painless and has proven to reduce the risk of lung cancer death by up to 20 percent.

To learn more about a lung cancer screenings, call 1.833.727.3362.

Cancer: Colonoscopy

If you’re 50 or older, or have a family history of colorectal cancer, the most effective way to reduce your risk is to schedule a screening colonoscopy. This test searches for potentially cancerous polyps (abnormal cell growths on the inside lining of the colon or rectum). Catching these polyps early can stop them from ever becoming cancer, or detect the cancer when it’s highly curable.

Saint Joseph Mount Sterling performs hundreds of colonoscopies every year, with very low complications. Do it for yourself—it’s fast, painless and could help save your life. Speak with your primary care provider to learn more about a screening colonoscopy and to schedule your screening.

Prostate Cancer Screening

KentuckyOne Health encourages men ages older than 50 to get annual prostate cancer screenings, which can help catch this common condition early, when it can be closely monitored or treated. African-American men and those with a family history of prostate cancer should be screened sooner, typically by age 40 or 45.

Saint Joseph Mount Sterling offers routine screenings, including a prostate-screening antigen (PSA) blood test, which looks for elevated levels of a protein that may indicate signs of cancer. Your doctor may also perform a digital rectal exam (DRE) to check the prostate for any abnormalities. Speak with your primary care provider to learn more about prostate exam.

If you need a primary care provider or would like to request an appointment, call 859.313.2255.

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