who are seeking assistance with cancer screening
Cancer Screenings available
* Breast Cancer (Mammogram and clinical breast exam)
* Cervical Cancer (pap test and pelvic exam)
* Colorectal Cancer (Fecal Occult Blood Test/Fecal Immunochemical Test Kit; colonoscopy)
* Bladder and prostate
* Other upon referral and approval
For those who:
* do not have health insurance or have health insurance that does not cover the cost of screenings or has a high deductible policy
* are not eligible for other state or federal programs
Where individuals can go for financial assistance with cancer screening
Sheridan Health Clinic (Free Clinic) 307-674-6995
Reproductive Healthcare of the Big Horns, 307-672-7054
RiverStone Health Foundation, 406-247-3295 (Nancy Taylor, clinical operations)
Robbins Dermatology, 307-672-8941
Sheridan Memorial Hospital Billing Department, 307-672-1000 (financial assistance advocate)
American Cancer Society Guidelines for the Early Detection of Cancer
For people aged 20 or older having periodic health exams, a cancer-related check-up should include health counseling and, depending on a person's age and gender, exams for cancers of the thyroid, oral cavity, skin, lymph notes, tests, and ovaries, as well as for some non-malignant (non-cancerous) diseases.
Take control of your health, and reduce your cancer risk.
* Stay away from tobacco.
* Stay at a healthy weight
* Get moving with regular physical activiity
* Eat a healthy diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables.
* Limit how much alcohol you drink (if you drink at all)
* Protect your skin
* Know yourself, your family history, and your risks
* Have regular check-ups and cancer screening tests.* For information on how to reduce our cancer risk and other questions about cancer, please call American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org