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Cancer Prevention and Early Detection

Cancer Prevention Information

For more information on cancer prevention, early detection, or free cancer screenings, please call HealthLine.

406-255-8400
800-252-1246

Adopting and maintaining a healthy lifestyle can decrease your chances of developing cancer. This includes avoiding tobacco, eating a well-balanced diet, engaging in regular physical activity, and limiting sun exposure.

While many risk factors for cancer can be avoided through lifestyle modifications, cancer can still develop. Because of this, it is important for individuals to participate in regular check-ups and recommended cancer screenings. Finding cancer early can significantly improve the chance of cancer survival!

Free Cancer Screening Programs

Billings Clinic offers the following free cancer screenings for patients who are under- or un-insured:

Frequency of Cancer Screenings

Skin Exam (Ages 18+)

Every 3 years

Rectal Exam (Ages 18+)

Annually over age 40

Stool Check for Blood (Stool Occult Blood)(Ages 50+)

Annually

Colonoscopy (Ages 50+)

Every 10 years or Sigmoidoscopy: Every 3 to 5 years

Women: Pap and Pelvic Exam (Ages 18+)

Annually

Women: Clinical Breast Exam (Ages 18+)

Annually over age 18

Women: Mammogram (Ages 18+)

Baseline at age 40; annually after age 40

Men: Prostate Exam (Ages 50+)

Annually

Men: PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) Lab Test (Ages 50+)

Annually

*Your doctor may recommend different screening guidelines based on your risk factors.

Health Screenings Can Save Your Life - Billings Clinic Lunch and Learn - March 2014

Health Screenings Can Save Your Life - Billings Clinic Lunch and Learn

Billings Clinic Family Medicine Physician Dr. Michael Temporal talks about what health screenings are available and right for your own health and well-being.

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