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Cancer Screenings

Cancer Screening 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. While many risk factors for cancer can be avoided through lifestyle changes like avoiding tobacco, eating a well-balanced diet, staying physical activite, and limiting sun exposure, cancer can still develop. 

Because of this, it is important that you participate in regular check-ups and recommended cancer screenings. Cancer prevention, early detection and cancer screenings 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+)


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+)

Annually over age 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 - 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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