Cancer Prevention & Screening
The importance of early cancer screening cannot be underestimated. The
American College of Radiology has found that the mortality rate of breast
cancer alone has decreased by 30 percent since the implementation of yearly
scheduled mammography screenings.
This should be a strong reminder of the importance of cancer screening
and prevention. By ensuring you take steps to prevent cancer from ever
developing, you can live a healthier, richer life.
Valley Health is your community partner in fighting cancer. We help battle
this disease through prevention and early screening.
Screening Services We Offer
With hospitals and medical facilities in the Top of Virginia and nearby
West Virginia region, Valley Health is proud to bring communities together
with the care they need.
We offer a range of screening services such as:
Breast Cancer Screenings
- Mammograms (including 3D Mammography)
Lung Cancer Screenings
- Colorectal Cancer Screenings
Lifestyle Choices to Help Prevent Cancer
Not all cancer can be prevented, but research has indicated that an overall
healthy lifestyle can help shield the body from certain types of cancer.
For example, maintaining regular doctor appointments allows for treatment
of precancerous lesions, which can reduce or eliminate the risk. Getting
vaccinated can also lower your risk for certain types of cancer.
Cutting out tobacco, limiting alcohol consumption, and using sunblock lotion
or other protection from the sun for your skin can all help reduce your
risk for cancer. Other healthy choices that can minimize cancer risk include
eating a balanced diet with vegetables and fruits, maintaining a healthy
weight, and remaining physically active.