Pre-cancer Screening

What is a Pre-cancer Screening?

A pre-cancer screening is a test or procedure that checks for pre-cancerous changes within the body.

The doctors at FPA also provide screenings for men and women.

Who needs this kind of screening?

Both men and women, depending on the age and/or issue at hand, may get a screening. Consult your doctor to determine what kinds of pre-cancer screenings are appropriate for you.

What kinds of Pre-cancer Screenings are available?

If a woman, there are screenings specific to women only. They include breast cancer screening, which is usually a physical exam. If appropriate, a mammogram is ordered. Cervical cancer screening includes a pelvic exam with a pap test. If you are a candidate for ovarian cancer screening, this may include a blood test, pelvic exam, and/or an ultrasound. If needed, you will be referred to a specialist dealing with women’s issues.

If a man, there are screenings specific to men only. A prostate screening includes a physical exam and a possible blood test called a PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen). You may also have a testicular screening which is usually just a physical exam. If needed, you will be referred to a specialist dealing specifically with men’s issues.

What screenings are available for both men and women?

Screenings significant to both males and females include colorectal screening. This may consist of a few possible tests including an occult blood test, rectal exam, sigmoidoscopy, and colonoscopy. A lung cancer screening usually starts with a baseline chest x-ray and may be followed by breathing tests, CT scans, or other x-rays. Skin cancer screenings are mostly performed through a visual skin examination. If anything unusual is found, a biopsy may be taken. You will be referred to a specialist in these areas if necessary for any testing or treatment.

Follow-up with your doctor to go over any test results.

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Office hours

Monday – Friday from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Closed on Sunday

Phone and fax

Phone: (330) 832-3188
Fax: (330) 832-9936


Family Practice Associates
2300 Wales Avenue, N.W.
Massillon, OH 44646

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