Lifestyle choices you make, such as diet, exercise and others, can affect your overall health as well as your risk for developing cancer and other serious diseases. But there are also other risks for developing certain types of cancers that you can't control. That is why it's extremely important to follow recommendations for cancer screening tests!
Screening tests are used to find cancer in people who may not show symptoms. Screening also gives you the best chance of finding cancer as early as possible -- which increases your chances of beating it! Explore these pages to find information on healthy lifestyle choices that can help lower your cancer risk and cancer screening recommendations.
It is important to get regular mammograms to screen for breast cancer, but a mammogram is not a substitute for knowing your breasts! For your ease and convenience, you can now have your mammogram at two convenient locations.
Colon cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Good news is, it's the most preventable cancer! With appropriate screening, colon cancer is 100 percent preventable. Learn more about our colon cancer screening options.
Genetic testing looks for certain mutations in a person's genes. This allows us to look for gene changes related to cancer. However, at the UMC Southwest Cancer Center, we don't just test on anyone who walks in. There are certain requirements you must meet in order to determine whether or not you should be tested.
Texas Tech Physicians and the UMC Southwest Cancer Center continue to advance cancer care with a new lung cancer screening program that will improve the early detection and treatment of lung cancer in our region. This cutting-edge screening technology is helping save lives.