Cancer Screenings & Diagnosis
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Cancer Screenings & Diagnosis at Winchester Hospital
With any form of cancer, a fast and accurate diagnosis provides a crucial foundation for everything that comes after. That’s why the cancer testing team at Winchester Hospital is proud to offer the latest in tests for cancer. Our compassionate care team is here to help you get on the path to better health.
We have earned accreditation from the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the College of American Pathologists. This demonstrates our ongoing commitment to quality and delivering excellent care for patients.
Patient Education at the Cancer Center
Helping you and your family understand cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship is an integral part of our mission at the Center for Cancer Care.
We invite you, your family and friends to visit our Patient Resource Room on the first floor of the center. Here, you can find free, reliable cancer education information, such as:
- Child-appropriate materials for discussing cancer
Cancer can be a scary thought and an even scarier diagnosis. Taking some simple actions can help prevent many cancers.
Here are some tips:
- Avoid risky habits: Decrease your alcohol intake, wear your seat belt, find ways to manage the stress in your life and have healthy sleep habits.
- Follow the recommendations for cancer screening: This includes mammograms, pap smears, prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests for men and colonoscopy. Early detection saves lives.
- Healthy diet: Eat more fruits and vegetables. Make your daily diet a color palette.
- Immunizations: Work with your primary care provider to find out which immunizations can help you stay healthy.
- Know your family history: Ask family members whether they’ve had cancer or know of any relatives who have. If you’re diagnosed, tell your family members so they can get screened.
- Maintain a healthy weight: Keep your weight under control by eating healthy and adding physical activity to your day. (Always talk with your doctor before starting an exercise program.)
- Protect the skin you’re in: Sunscreen helps minimize the damage sunlight can cause. Hats and long-sleeved, lightweight clothing also help.
- Tobacco use: Don’t smoke or chew tobacco. If you do, find a smoking cessation program to help you stop. Minimizing your exposure to second-hand smoke also can help.
If you’re at high risk for any type of cancer, your primary care doctor will recommend cancer screenings that make sense for you. Our team provides the latest in effective screening tests to catch cancer early.
Services & Specialties
Your Winchester Hospital cancer care team coordinates with other specialty providers throughout our hospital to ensure all your care needs are met.