Cancer Prevention and Early Detection
Family Medical Care Plus is bringing cancer prevention to the primary care level with cancer screenings like skin biopsies, bloodwork and mammograms that can detect cancer early. We have a full on-site laboratory to test samples and produce fast, accurate results.
Research shows that using screening tests regularly will reduce serious effects of certain types of cancer, including breast cancer, cervical cancer, colon and rectal cancer, prostate cancer and lung cancer.
What is Cancer Screening?
Checking for cancer in patients who have no symptoms is called screening. Screening can help find find cancer early before symptoms appear, which can lead to more effective cancer treatment. When abnormal tissue or cancer is found early, it maybe easier to treat and cure. Often, by the time symptoms appear, the cancer may have grown and spread, making it harder to treat. Our skin biopsies, blood tests, and mammograms screen for cancer to keep you informed of your health.
A skin biopsy is a procedure in which a sample of skin tissue is removed, processed, and examined for signs of cancer. Skin cancers are the most common types of cancer so having a skin biopsy at our office is an effective way to identify any problems and lead to early treatment. Skin cancer may be suspected when an abnormal area of skin has changed color, shape, size, or appearance or has not healed after an injury.
A simple routine blood test can help detect early signs of cancer. Blood tests also give us an idea of how well your organs are functioning and if they’ve been effected by cancer. There are a number of blood tests we perform in our on-site laboratory that aim to detect cancer molecules.
Mammograms are done at our Tallmadge office. Screening mammograms can be used to check for breast cancer in women who have no signs or symptoms of the disease. Our screening mammograms are done in the comfort of our office and involve x-ray pictures, or images, of each breast. The x-ray images make it possible to detect tumors that cannot be felt. Screening mammograms can also find microcalcifications (tiny deposits of calcium) that sometimes indicate the presence of breast cancer.
Cancer Answers & Appointments
Contact us at (330) 633-3883 for questions or to schedule an appointment for a cancer screening.