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Health Screenings

Preventive Healthcare, Inspired by You

At Community HealthCare System, we are dedicated to putting your well-being first. We understand the importance of timely and convenient access to health screenings – after all, early detection is your best defense against cancer and other diseases. That's why we make it easy to schedule and receive screenings when and where you need them.

Learn more about the screenings available at CHCS and make an appointment for the screenings you and your family need today:

Colonoscopies: Colorectal Cancer Screening

Colorectal cancer stands as the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in America. However, there is promising news: Thanks to an increasing number of individuals getting screened on time, the incidence rate is on the decline.

That’s a testament to the power of colonoscopies, especially because these screenings can do more than detect colon cancer—in many cases, they can prevent it as well. That’s because pre-cancerous polyps are removed as part of the screening.

If you are age 45 or older – or younger with a family history of colorectal cancer – ask your primary care provider today about scheduling a colonoscopy.

Mammograms: Breast Cancer Screening

When breast cancer is detected early, it is highly treatable. Mammograms are the most important tool in early detection. Our advanced 3D digital mammography takes only a few minutes and can detect tumors before a patient would feel a lump or notice symptoms.

Our board-certified radiologists use state-of-the-art monitors to read and interpret mammogram results. Women should begin annual mammograms at age 40 or earlier if you have high-risk factors or a family history of breast cancer. Your primary care provider can perform an in-office risk assessment to determine your need for early mammograms.

To schedule a mammogram, call 785-889-4272, ext. 2102.

DEXA Scan: Osteoporosis Screening

Too often, breaking a bone is someone’s first clue they have osteoporosis. To diagnose osteoporosis before injury occurs, screening is key. The sooner you’re diagnosed, the faster you can receive treatments that decrease the effects of osteoporosis. A DEXA scan uses imaging to measure bone density, which provides information about your risk or current status related to osteoporosis.

Screening for osteoporosis is generally recommended for women age 65 or older and men 70 or older. If you have certain risk factors, screening may be recommended sooner. Talk to your doctor for more information.

To schedule your osteoporosis screening, call 785-889-4272, ext. 2102.

Screening for Hepatitis C (Blood Test)

Hepatitis C affects the liver. Doctors use a simple blood test to determine if you have ever had the hepatitis C virus. The blood test looks for antibodies that are released in the blood when someone is infected with the hepatitis C virus.

Our laboratory provides convenient, quality services to support you and your care providers in checking your health and catching issues early. Discuss any risk factors you may have for Hepatitis C with your primary care provider to determine if testing is right for you.

To schedule a Hepatitis C test, call 785-889-4272, ext. 2102.

Abdominal Aortic Ultrasound

The aorta is the main artery that carries blood from your heart. An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a bulge that can form in the aorta, particularly in the abdomen. AAAs can grow slowly without symptoms, but they can burst and cause internal bleeding, which can be life-threatening.

An ultrasound is used to detect AAA – and if detected early, AAA can be treated before a rupture occurs. Both men and women can have AAA, but it’s much more common in men. If you’re a man aged 65-75, and you’re a current or former smoker, talk to your primary care provider to see if this screening is recommended for you – especially if you’re experiencing back or side pain.

To schedule, call 785-889-4272, ext. 2102.

Skin Cancer Screening

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, so prevention is key (sunscreen and limited sun exposure). However, if you do get skin cancer, it’s most treatable when detected early – which means annual screenings are also important.

Skin cancer assessments are non-invasive and can be completed in just a few minutes during a routine primary care visit. You should also keep an eye out for any new spots on your skin that look different from others or are changing, itching, or bleeding. If you notice any of these symptoms or wish to schedule a skin cancer screening, contact your primary care provider.

Low-Dose CT Scan: Lung Cancer Screening

You can have lung cancer before showing symptoms. If you’re a smoker, screening is important because detecting lung cancer early, when it is easier to treat, can prevent the disease from spreading. Adults between 50-77 with a history of smoking should ask their primary care provider about lung cancer screening.

Our imaging department offers a low-dose CT scan that takes multiple images of your lungs in as little as fourteen seconds. The fast-scanning capabilities and advanced image quality provide a quick and accurate diagnosis.

To schedule, call 785-889-4272, ext. 2102.