Memorial Hermann Offers Free Cancer Screenings to Northeast Community
Throughout the year, Memorial Hermann Cancer Centers host free cancer screenings for the community. On Sept. 17, affiliated physicians at Memorial Hermann Cancer Center – Northeast conducted screenings for breast, prostate and lung cancer.
In total, 69 screenings were performed. Out of the nine patients pre-screened for their lung cancer risk, 3 qualified to receive a low-dose CT (LDCT) screening. One patient returned for screening and presented with Category 3 nodules. Thirty-six patients were screened for prostate cancer, of which 5 came back with abnormal results and were referred for follow-up. Twenty-four patients had a breast exam, 15 of which followed up with mammograms that all came back normal.
Memorial Hermann Cancer Centers throughout the Greater Houston area will host additional community cancer screenings in the spring, with more information to be announced in early 2017.
Bringing Cancer Awareness to the Workplace
In October, Memorial Hermann Cancer Centers rallied together to host a series of cancer awareness health fairs at various companies across Greater Houston. In partnership with Memorial Hermann Employer Solutions, employees at Friedkin Group, Comcast, Humble Independent School District, Shell Deer Park, Schlumberger and the Houston Zoo were able to take advantage of Memorial Hermann’s cancer expertise. In addition to presentations by affiliated physicians on cancer awareness, risks, and screenings, those in attendance were able to have questions answered by our Oncology Nurse Navigators, find out if they were due for a cancer screening, schedule mammograms, learn about an anti-cancer diet and lifestyle from our dietitian, and hear about the prevention, detection, treatment and survivorship programs that Memorial Hermann offers.
More than 700 people cumulatively attended these events, and are now one step closer to understanding their cancer risk and taking greater strides in prevention and early detection.