Cancer Screenings

Cancer Screenings

Learn about the tests that can save your life

The statistics are alarming. The American Cancer Society estimates there will be 1.9 new cancer diagnoses and over 600,000 cancer-related deaths in the U.S. in 2021. Every cancer is different and for some types, preventive screenings or tests can help detect cancers early, improving treatment outcomes. 

Cancer screenings are the most effective way to identify certain cancers earlier, which then offers us the best possible options for treatment and most importantly: the possibility for cure.

Breast Cancer Prostate Cancer Lung Cancer Colon Cancer

Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Risk FactorsOne in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. That’s why it’s especially important for those with an increased risk—due to family history or other factors—to consult with their doctor about receiving a screening mammogram before the age of 40.

By taking control of your health, you are your best defense against breast cancer. And at Memorial Hermann, we’re here to stand alongside you each step of the way.

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Prostate Cancer

Prostate CancerAfter skin cancer, prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men in the U.S. About one in seven will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society. Prostate cancer screenings can catch the cancer before symptoms start.

In order to schedule a prostate cancer screening, we encourage you to speak with your primary care physician on what's best for you.

Find a Primary Care Physician

Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in men and in women. Studies show that screening those at high risk before symptoms appear, can detect lung cancer early when it is easier to treat and more likely to be cured.

You will need an order for the lung screening from your health care provider before your exam.

Schedule a LDCT

Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal CancerAlthough the incidence rates of colorectal cancer have decreased, colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer in men and women.  It is the third leading cause of death in men and third in women. The decline in incidence and death rates is due to improvement in early detection and screening.

Schedule a Colonoscopy