Cancer Prevention and Early Detection
Cancer Prevention Information
For more information on cancer prevention, early detection, or free cancer screenings, please call HealthLine.
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+)
Rectal Exam (Ages 18+)
Stool Check for Blood (Stool Occult Blood)(Ages 50+)
Colonoscopy (Ages 50+)
Every 10 years or Sigmoidoscopy: Every 3 to 5 years
Women: Pap and Pelvic Exam (Ages 18+)
Women: Clinical Breast Exam (Ages 18+)
Women: Mammogram (Ages 18+)
Baseline at age 40; annually after age 40
Men: Prostate Exam (Ages 50+)
Men: PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) Lab Test (Ages 50+)
*Your doctor may recommend different screening guidelines based on your risk factors.
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.