What is a Cancer Screening?

The objective of a cancer screening is to find abnormalities that can lead to the disease before signs and symptoms appear. Each type of cancer has its own specific screening, such as mammography, HPV testing, skin exams, colonoscopy, etc.

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The Importance of Cancer Screenings

The majority of early cancer detection and screening techniques can save lives, and therefore cancer screenings should be a regular and important part of your healthcare regimen. 

If you’re not sure which type of cancer screening is right for you, bring this up with us. We will go over your personal and family medical history in order to determine which type of cancer(s) you should be getting tested for. Once we know the type of screening you should be getting, we will go over in detail what the test will involve so that you know exactly what to expect.  

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Genetic Cancer Screening

A genetic cancer screening looks for mutations in a patient’s proteins, chromosomes, and genes. The goal of this screening is to understand the risk you have of developing a specific type of cancer later in life. A genetic cancer screening can test for cancer of the kidneys, stomach, thyroid, colon, pancreas, breast, ovaries, and prostate, as well as melanoma and sarcoma. 

Besides helping to understand your risk of certain types of cancer, a genetic cancer screening can also determine if your children may inherit your cancer risks.

While a genetic cancer screening isn’t a surefire answer, it can let you know if you’re at a bigger risk than other people. 

Most people choose to have a genetic screening if multiple family members have had the same type of cancer, as the screening will reveal their specific mutations. The results will help with diagnosis and lowering the risk of developing cancer. 

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“Modern Women’s Health sends me updated notices for my annual mammogram, Pap smear, etc. for a healthy peace of mind. Dr. Jukes is the best!” 

Lisa K.

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What if the Results are Positive?

If the results from your cancer screening come back positive with abnormalities, we will work together with you to set up a screening schedule based on your age, as well as the medical history of you and your family. We will also discuss future treatment and how to lower your risk through lifestyle changes.

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Why Choose Modern Women’s Health?

At Modern Women’s Health, we take a 360-degree approach to treatment, caring for all aspects of our patient's health in a compassionate, confidential, and comfortable atmosphere, providing patient-centric medical treatment and warm, professional relationships. 

Board-certified gynecologist and founder Dr. Lisa M. Jukes has established one of the top gynecology and women’s practices in Texas, with the latest in technology and developments in order to offer our patients the most modern and effective treatments and screenings available.

The mission of Modern Women’s Health is to provide comprehensive health services for families all in one place — and we look forward to working with you. 

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