Screening tests are one of many ways MultiCare Regional Cancer Center is reducing the impact of cancer on our community. We partner with your primary care provider to deliver the screening that's right for you. We are also an active community partner in cancer prevention and awareness efforts that are helping people live healthier lives.
Cancer screening tests, such as colonoscopies for colon cancer, help doctors detect early signs of cancer. MultiCare’s cancer doctors (oncologists) stay up to date on the latest cancer screening research so you can feel confident you are receiving the tests that are right for your needs.
Our years of experience help us tailor care for people with an elevated cancer risk. We may recommend early or more frequent testing to catch cell changes that could lead to cancer.
We also advise community doctors on the latest cancer screening practices to help people throughout the South Puget Sound receive the best possible care.
The tests that are right for you depend on your age, gender, family history and health history.
We offer screening tests for:
Receiving positive or abnormal screening tests can be worrisome. MultiCare’s cancer care team helps you get answers along with any additional care you may need from trusted experts. Read more about us.
Our team includes doctors who specialize in helping people who have a family history of cancer reduce their risk of developing cancer themselves.
For patients with a family history of breast cancer or gynecologic cancer, our gynecologic oncologists, medical oncologists and breast surgeons develop individualized plans for reducing risk.
Our cancer prevention and awareness efforts include:
If you become infected with human papillomavirus (HPV), you are less likely to develop cancer if you are up to date on your HPV vaccine. Many people receive this vaccine in early adulthood. If you haven’t, you may be eligible to receive it as late as your mid-forties. We teach doctors and nurses about the importance of the HPV vaccine in the hopes of helping more people get this life-saving shot.
There are steps you can take to prevent or reduce your risk of certain cancers . Some scientists estimate that up to 40 percent of all cancers are preventable.
These steps include:
For more information or to request an appointment, please call us at 253-403-1677 or complete our appointment request form.