In collaboration with local physicians and community partners, the Cancer Center offers a number of preventive screenings throughout the year, including screenings for skin cancer and prostate cancer. Additionally, the Cancer Center provides educational opportunities focusing on topics such as colon cancer. All screenings are free and open to the public. Underinsured and uninsured individuals and families are encouraged to participate.
Wellness for Women
This breast cancer prevention program is focused on identifying and educating women who are at risk for breast cancer, so early diagnosis can be made when the disease is curable. This program includes FREE screening mammograms and breast exams for uninsured and underinsured women, ages 20 to 39, and women over 64, who meet income guidelines. This program also can assist with co-pays and high deductibles for those already insured. Patients are referred by their physician, local health departments, family members and friends. Additional diagnostic testing is covered by a special program easily obtained through an application process. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 410-822-1000, ext. 7154.
Lung Cancer Screening Program
The goal of lung cancer screening is to detect disease at its earliest and most treatable stage. This screening program uses low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) scanning to find disease before symptoms begin. LDCT technology uses multiple cross-sectional images of the lungs, using less radiation than a standard CT scan. For eligible patients, LDCT scanning is covered by Medicare and most private insurance companies. Patients are advised to check with their insurance providers to determine coverage.
To be eligible, patients must fall under the following categories:
- Be between the ages of 55 to 77
- Be smokers or past smokers who quit within the past 15 years
- Have a smoking history equivalent to a pack per day for 30 years
- Have no signs or symptoms of lung cancer
- Be medically able to tolerate treatment for early-stage lung cancer, if diagnosed
Educational seminars and programs are provided by the Cancer Program and community partners and cover various topics, including genetics and breast cancer. Please stay tuned our social media as more programs become available, or ask your provider or oncology social worker for more information.