Most cancers manifest without a known cause, but some are hereditary. Genetic counseling helps hundreds of patients determine their risk for diseases that can be inherited, including colon, uterine, breast and ovarian cancer.
Cancer Care Diagnostics
Intravenous Pyelogram, an X-ray of the bladder, is taken by injecting dye into the blood stream which then collects in the urine and is detectable during the X-ray.
MemorialCare’s laboratory services provide comprehensive and dependable diagnostic tests to our hospitals and physician partners.
Mammograms and digital mammograms are one of the most important tools in the early detection of breast cancer.
Pap test is also known as a Papanicolaou test, Pap smear, Pap test, cervical smear, or smear test. During a physical exam a Pap test is taken to collect cells from the cervix.
A prostate-specific antigen is a blood test that measures the levels of a protein produced by the cells of the prostate gland.
A blood test to check the levels of thyroid hormone produced by the thyroid gland.
Not all breasts are the same. In fact, 40% of women have dense breast tissue which is associated with a slight increased risk of developing breast cancer.
A blood test to measure the levels of protein called tumor markers can help detect types of cancer.
Ultrasound technology uses high-frequency sound waves to produce exceptionally high-quality moving images of the fetus, heart, abdominal organs and other soft tissues of the body.
A virtual colonoscopy (VC) is similar to a standard colonoscopy except it is much less invasive—only requiring gentle passage of air into the colon.