Screening and Prevention
Cancer experts at Blanchard Valley Health System know that health screenings are one of the most important ways you can ensure you are staying on track with a healthy lifestyle. Also, health screenings can help you find problems that can be treated early - before they become significant health issues. The American Cancer Society recommends that screening for cancer begin as early as 20 years old. Cancer screenings are vital in your everyday health for not only preventing cancer but in some cases diagnosing cancer in the early curable stages. Some screenings are done yearly and some are are only done every 10 years. It is important to talk with your doctor to discuss what screenings are right for you.
Record Your Family History at My Family Health Portrait
At the physician's office, you are commonly asked about your family history. Knowing your family history can help you and your doctor make smart health care decisions and schedule screenings appropriately based on your risk. Click the link above to record your family history in one location. You can save this information, print it for your doctor and even share it with your family members.