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Saving Lives with Cancer Screenings

The advancements we’ve made in the early detection and diagnosis of cancer would have been unimaginable just 20 years ago. But then and now, cancer screenings save lives.

Cancer screenings improve outcomes for patients and allow physicians to optimize their intervention and treatment plans. In addition to attending their routine preventative screenings, it’s important for patients to understand their options for cancer screening.

Cancer Screenings

Screenings allow patients to make informed decisions about their treatment and recovery options. It is important for patients to work closely with their physicians to assess their unique level of cancer risk, and to determine the best course for screening based on their age, sex, lifestyle, and family history.

There are a variety of innovative screening and diagnostic imaging options available through South Shore Health. Our on-site capabilities and multi-disciplinary team of cancer physicians, surgeons, technicians, therapists, and radiation specialists allow us to offer each patient a coordinated system of efficient and personalized cancer care from diagnosis to recovery.

Early Detection & Diagnosis

By and large, early detection and diagnosis are a patient’s best defenses against cancer. The sooner a patient is diagnosed, the more likely it is that their physician will be able to intervene quickly, before the cancer spreads to other parts of the body. As a result, a patient’s treatment and recovery outcomes are also likely to improve significantly when their cancer is detected sooner rather than later.

South Shore Health is home to the largest team of board-certified radiologists and cancer screening technicians in the region. We work with our patients in order to identify the preventative, treatment, and recovery care options that are best for them, their families, and their overall quality of life.

Visit the South Shore Health website to learn more about the cancer care and screening options we provide.

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