Department of Medical Oncology & Hematology

Cancer support groups

Patel Hospital offers a range of services to help you learn how to reduce your cancer risk or to detect cancer early - when it’s most treatable. Cancer screening exams are based on age, gender and disease risk. We also offer risk assessment, risk reduction and diagnostic evaluation services.

Cancer screening:

When you’re healthy and not experiencing symptoms of cancer, a screening exam can be used to find cancer early, for the best chance at successful treatment. We provide cancer screening services for the most common cancers:

Breast cancer A clinical breast exam and screening mammogram can help detect early breast cancers.

Cervical cancerHuman papillomavirus (HPV) testing identifies women at risk of cervical cancer due to an infection with the virus. A pap smear test is administered to detect abnormal cells in the cervix.

Colorectal cancer:Conventional and virtual colonoscopies

Prostate cancerA digital rectal exam and PSA blood test

Lung cancerFor former and current heavy smokers who meet screening criteria, we offer a low-dose CT scan.

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