Cancer Prevention & Screenings
Take charge of your health by following cancer prevention advice and getting screenings regularly at Rush Copley.
When you consistently get the screenings that are right for your age and sex, you increase your odds of detecting cancer early, when treatment works best. Explore cancer screening recommendations, and talk to your doctor about which tests may benefit you. Then, take advantage of one or more of these tests at Rush Copley:
- Ovarian cancer screening
- Pap test
- PSA blood test
- Skin exam
- Testes exam
- Thyroid exam
Reduce Your Risk of Cancer
You may be able to help reduce your risk of cancer by adopting healthy lifestyle habits, including:
- Avoiding tobacco use and limiting alcohol intake
- Maintaining a healthy weight
- Exercising regularly
- Eating plenty of raw fruits and vegetables, whole grains and beans
- Protecting yourself from the sun
- Getting immunized against hepatitis B and human papillomavirus (HPV), which can increase your risk of cancer
- Practicing safe sex
Lung Cancer Screening
If you smoke or used to smoke and are at least 50 years old, you may qualify for a low-dose CT lung cancer screening. Rush Copley offers you this test for $149 and without a physician referral. If you get the screening, rest assured that a nurse navigator will explain the exam and follow up with you after the test to discuss your results and next steps.
To request an appointment for a low-dose CT lung cancer screening, call 630-499-2300.