Screening & Diagnosis

Cancer screening and diagnosis

Screening for cancer is one of the most proactive and preventive steps to detect a potential cancer early. This is especially true for those who may be at higher risk of particular cancers. For example, only those with certain risk factors may qualify for a low dose lung cancer CT scan that can detect cancerous or noncancerous lung nodules.

Knowing this, it’s important to understand your options for cancer screening and diagnosis. The University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center at Firelands Regional Medical Center offers a variety of screening options for those who qualify.

  • Breast cancer screening - Learn more about our 3D mammography services at the Firelands Center for Breast Care
  • Cervical cancer screening
  • Colon cancer screening
  • Lung cancer CT screening - Learn more about a lung cancer CT scan, including a list of frequently asked questions
  • Prostate cancer screening
  • Skin cancer screening

If you have questions about cancer screenings and the diagnosis process, call us at 419-557-7480.

X-rays and radiology for other types of cancers

In many instances, doctors may use X-rays, computed tomography (CT) scans, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, positron emission tomography (PET) scans, or bone scans for cancer detection. These types of screenings can be useful for the diagnosis of cancers like bone cancer.

Learn more about our imaging and radiology services.

Biopsies

Doctors may take a biopsy, or a sample of tissue, from a tumor to determine if the cells are cancerous. Biopsies can include needle biopsies, which uses a thin needle to remove the tissue, or surgical biopsies, which require incisions through the skin to reach the tissue.

If you have questions about the cancer screening and diagnosis process, contact us by calling 419-557-7480.

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