Make a Crucial Catch
When it comes to cancer, offense is the best defense.
Help Us Intercept Cancer
We’re teaming up with the Seahawks and the American Cancer Society to promote cancer prevention.
A healthy lifestyle, plus regular screenings for early detection, can help reduce cancer risk. Virginia Mason Franciscan Health offers screenings for breast, colorectal, gynecologic, lung, prostate and skin cancers, and related conditions. Don’t wait. Get the life-saving cancer screenings you need.
Breast cancer screening
Annual screening mammograms are recommended for women ages 40 and older. Your provider may recommend a different screening schedule if you’re at higher risk for breast cancer. Talk with your provider about the screening schedule that’s right for you.
Colorectal cancer screening
The risk of colorectal cancer increases with age and family medical history of the disease. That’s why we recommend screening for everyone ages 50 and over, based on guidelines from the United States Preventive Services Task Force.
Gynecologic cancer screening
Of gynecological cancers, only cervical cancer has a screening test, known as the Pap test, which improves your chances for prevention or successful treatment by detecting cell changes early. Based on guidelines from the United States Preventive Services Task Force, we recommend Pap tests for all women between ages 21 and 65.
Lung cancer screening
A low-dose CT screening for lung cancer may be recommended for men and women, ages 55 to 75, who are current or former smokers with a smoking history of 30 pack-years. A referral from a provider is needed for a low-dose lung CT screening. Ask your primary care or family provider for more information and a referral.
Prostate cancer screening
Prostate cancer screenings are recommended for men ages 55 years and older, and those at high risk, particularly African-American men. Talk to your provider about the risks and benefits.
Skin cancer screening
We offer skin cancer screenings in our hospitals and clinics, and free screenings for underserved people in the communities we serve. Ask your provider for more information about skin cancer screenings.
Talk with your primary care provider about any other cancer-related screenings you may need.
Learn more about all our cancer services at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health Cancer Care.