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Enloe Regional Cancer Center

265 Cohasset Road
Chico, CA 95926

Inpatient Oncology Unit

1531 Esplanade
Chico, CA 95926

Diagnosis & Screening

Man with his family outside Follow these Guidelines

Having regular screenings, even before you have symptoms, can help your care team find illnesses sooner — and improve your chances for recovery. Follow these guidelines to protect yourself from these common cancers.

Conquer Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is the third-most common cancer in both men and women and the third-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. But when found and removed early, the chances of a full recovery are very good. Talk to your doctor about colon cancer screening starting at age 45, or younger if you have a personal or family history of:

  • Colorectal cancer or polyps
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Or ovarian, endometrial or breast cancer

Colorectal cancer rarely causes symptoms in its early stages and often develops over years. However, having regular colonoscopies can prevent this disease. These exams can be done with a referral at Enloe’s Digestive Health or General and Colorectal Surgery clinics. Learn more about this condition and colon cancer treatment options.

Breast cancer survivorsBeat Breast Cancer

About 1 in 8 women in the U.S. and 1 in 883 men will get breast cancer in their lifetime. Finding it early gives you the best chance of successful breast cancer treatment, so it’s important to know how your chest looks and feels normally.

Talk to your provider immediately if you notice changes, and let him or her know if you have a family history of breast cancer. It’s also important to get a mammogram regularly.

  • If you’re 40-44, you can do so every year.
  • If you’re 45-54, you should get an exam every year.
  • If you’re 55 or older, get a mammogram every other year unless your care team recommends annual examinations.

Talk to your provider for a referral to Enloe Comprehensive Breast Care to get your exam. Want to know more about breast cancer? Learn about surgery treatment options and mastectomy recovery.

Defeat Prostate Cancer

Besides skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most-common cancer among men in the U.S. About 1 in 9 men will get this condition during his lifetime. Routine prostate cancer screening is not recommended for all men. However, research has found that screening can be helpful.

Talk to your doctor about this cancer, starting at age 45. If you’re African-American or have close relatives who had prostate cancer before age 65, discuss testing with your provider at age 40. Want to know more? Learn about prostate cancer treatment. Or get in-depth looks at screening options below.

 

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