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The best way to detect cancer early is through screenings, such as mammograms and colonoscopies.

According to the American College of Radiology, mammography has helped reduce breast cancer mortality in the U.S. by nearly onethird since 1990.

Here’s how we’re tackling cancer in our community:

Breast cancer- In addition to more than 10,000 routine screening mammograms, Adena offers free mammography to underinsured or noninsured women in Ross and several other surrounding counties, who meet specific age requirements. Last year, Adena performed 42 free mammograms. Of those, eight women were called back for biopsies to determine if they had cancer.

Lung cancer - Any current smoker or former smoker (who has quit within the last 15 years) ages 55- 74 with a 30-pack year smoking history* is eligible for free, annual low-dose CT scans at Adena Cancer Center. We offer them free because we want these high-risk patients to come back every year. (*A 30-pack year history means the current or ex-smoker has smoked a pack a day for 30 years, two packs a day for 15 years, or some other equivalent.)

Oral, head, and neck cancers- Adena Cancer Center holds an annual free oral, head, and neck cancer screening to check for cancers of the lips, mouth, tongue, throat and voice box.

Colon cancerAdena Cancer Center hosts an annual Colon Cancer Awareness event with proceeds from the event benefiting the Adena Health Foundation Cancer Fund. These funds help improve a range of cancer care services, including patient care and medical technology. See our events page for details.

In 2015:

  • 10,468 patients were screened with a mammogram and of these, 84 had a positive finding for breast cancer
  • 707 patients received a free low-dose CT lung cancer screen and of these, 3 were positive for lung cancer
  • 8 patients attended our first annual free oral, head, and neck cancer screening day
  • 1,705 patients received screening colonoscopies for colon cancer, and 3 had a positive finding for colon cancer


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