Early Detection Through Regular Screenings
Regular screenings help detect cancer in its earliest stages. Using advanced screening technology, we can identify abnormalities and begin treatment before cancer progresses. The Bassett Healthcare Network of primary and specialty care practitioners offer screenings throughout our network, as well as through our mobile cancer screening coach.
If you haven’t been screened before or are overdue for a screening, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with your primary care practitioner, or self-refer yourself through our Cancer Services Program, which provides these services to underinsured and uninsured men and women who qualify. Based on your medical and family history, the specialty and primary care practitioners at Bassett Healthcare Network can advise on which cancer screenings you should consider receiving.
Testing for Cancer
Depending on the specific type of cancer, our primary care practitioners and specialists may use different screening methods. The general types of cancer tests we offer include:
- Physical examination
- Lab tests
- Imaging exams, such as X-rays, CT scans, and MRIs
- Genetic testing
- Biopsy procedures
Our specific cancer screenings include:
Cancer Screening Criteria
Your primary care physician or practitioner may recommend getting screened regularly for certain cancers, such as colon and breast cancer, based on the following criteria:
- Prior medical history
- Lifestyle habits
- Existing health conditions
- Presence of cancer in family members
At Bassett Healthcare Network, everyone can be screened for cancer regardless of income. Our Cancer Services Program makes breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screenings available for uninsured and underinsured individuals who qualify through our nearly 70 partnerships with non-Bassett Healthcare Network providers across the region.
Schedule Your Next Cancer Screening
Early detection starts with regularly scheduled cancer screenings. Call 1-800-BASSETT to schedule an appointment with your primary care practitioner or to establish care with a Bassett Healthcare Network primary care practitioner who can assess your personal cancer screening needs. You can also self-refer through our Cancer Services Program by calling 1-888-345-0225.
Cancer screenings save lives. Bassett Healthcare Network offers screenings for cancer in Chenango, Delaware, Otsego, Schoharie, Madison, Herkimer, Fulton, and Montgomery Counties.