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Tissue samples are collected either during a minimally invasive procedure or surgery. A pathologist then examines the tissue and cells under a microscope to aid in diagnosing conditions and diseases

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Blue Light Cystoscopy with Cysview®

Cysview is a pharmaceutical product that makes non-muscle invasive bladder cancer tumors glow bright pink under blue light during a cystoscopy. Because the cancer is more visible, urologists can remove it more completely than if they weren’t using Cysview.

Bone Scan

A bone scan is taken after radioactive materials are injected into the blood stream which collects in your bones. The radioactive materials is detected by a scanner to create an image of your bones.

Breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Breast MRI)

Breast MRI is a powerful diagnostic tool for detecting breast cancer. It produces a clear, sharp image capturing even the tiniest irregularities.

Breast Ultrasound

In addition to a mammogram screening, your Breast Center health care provider may recommend a breast ultrasound. A breast ultrasound utilizes high-frequency sound waves to create an internal image of your breast. This breast screening allows our specialized physicians to get a closer look at the chest walls and breast lumps

Cancer Prevention & Early Cancer Detection

Last year, an estimated 1.4 million Americans learned they had cancer. Many of these cases were identified through routine screenings given or ordered by primary care physicians. For easy reference, use the chart for women and men below, which is based on the American Cancer Society recommendations.

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Cancer Screening Guidelines

Get regular check-ups and cancer screening tests to help prevent cancer or catch it early.

Chest X-Ray

A chest X-ray is a black and white image of the chest area which shows the heart, lungs and bones of the rib cage. The chest X-ray does not show the inside of the heart, but does show its size, shape and location.

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The most common type of screening for colorectal cancer is a colonoscopy, which is recommended every 10 years. For this test, the doctor uses a long, thin, flexible, video scope to check for polyps or cancer inside the rectum and the colon. Polyps can be found and removed during this procedure.

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CT Scan, Screening for Early Lung Cancer Detection

Lung cancer is one of the leading causes of mortality in this country, killing more than 161,000 people per year. 

Digital Rectal Exam (DRE)

During a digital rectal exam a physician feels the prostate—a small gland that produces seminal fluid—for abnormalities. Annual DRE screenings for males over the age of 50 helps to indicate the sign of prostate cancer.

Ductogram / Ductography

Ductography is a form of mammography where a contrast agent is injected into the milk duct of the breast. This allows a radiologist to examine abnormalities or signs of cancer in the milk duct.

Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscope (ENB)

Cancer of the lung and bronchus is affecting a staggering number of the population with no sign that the increase will stop – with the increased use of filtered cigarettes, radon and secondhand smoke.

Endobronchial Ultrasound Biopsy (EBUS)

To determine the stage of lung cancers a minimally invasive tool called Endobronchial Ultrasound Biopsy (EBUS) or endobronchial ultrasound.

Endoscopic Ultrasound

Endoscopic ultrasound is most commonly used to diagnose and stage cancers.


Endoscopy is a visual exam of looking inside the body using an endoscope, a tiny flexible light tube.

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Genetic Counseling for Cancer

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.

Intravenous Pyelogram

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.

Laboratory Studies

MemorialCare’s laboratory services provide comprehensive and dependable diagnostic tests (including COVID testing). Our board-certified pathologists are available to assist physicians in a variety of studies.

Liver Ultrasound Elastography

Liver Ultrasound Elastography State-of-the-Art Technology for Early Detection

Mammograms / Digital Mammograms

Mammograms are one of the most important tools in the early detection of breast cancer. This low-dose X-ray can reveal both benign (non-cancerous) and cancerous growths when they are too small to be detected by you or your health care provider.

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Pap Test

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. These cells are examined under a microscope for abnormal cell growth.

PET/CT Scans

Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is a test that uses special imaging cameras and a radioactive type of sugar to produce pictures of the function and metabolism of the cells in the body.

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Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA)

A prostate-specific antigen is a blood test that measures the levels of a protein produced by the cells of the prostate gland. Annual PSA screenings for males over the age of 50 helps to indicate the sign of prostate cancer. PSA is often elevated or rises rapidly in men with this type of cancer.

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Tomosynthesis 3D Mammography

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. More importantly, dense breast tissue can mask a breast cancer on a traditional 2D mammogram or mimic one when none exists.

Tumor Markers

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. It can also be used for scanning other organs such as the liver, kidneys, uterus and ovaries.

Virtual Colonoscopy (VC)

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. A virtual colonoscopy is performed with computed tomography (CT) allowing the exam to be faster than colonoscopy and requiring no sedation.