Cancer Screenings

There are screening tests that can detect early stages of some cancers.

Diagnostic And Screening Mammography

Talk with a doctor about when to begin breast cancer screenings. The American Cancer Society recommends women should have the choice to start screening with yearly mammograms as early as age 40. You and your physician can decide what is best for you.

FryeCare Outpatient Imaging Center offers routine screenings and same-day diagnostic mammograms as well as a comprehensive range of diagnostic breast imaging services including 3D mammography in a warm, welcoming environment. 

Please call 828.315.3390 to schedule a screening mammogram. A physician’s referral is needed to schedule a diagnostic mammogram.
Find A Doctor Online or call 800.339.8758

Prostate Screenings

The American Cancer Society recommends that men have a chance to make an informed decision with their health care provider about whether to be screened for prostate cancer. After this discussion, men who want to be screened should be tested with the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test. The digital rectal exam (DRE) may also be done as a part of screening.

Skin Cancer Screenings

According to the American Cancer Society, most skin cancers can be found early with skin exams. Exams by your doctor and checking your own skin frequently can help find cancers early, when they are easier to treat. Regular skin exams are especially important for people who are at higher risk of skin cancer, such as people with reduced immunity, people who have had skin cancer before, and people with a strong family history of skin cancer. Talk to your doctor about how often you should have your skin examined.

Colon Cancer Screenings

According to the American Cancer Society, having polyps found and removed may prevent colorectal cancer. Starting at age 45, men and women with average risk for developing colorectal cancer should use one of the screening tests below:

  • Colonoscopy every 10 years
  • Double-contrast barium enema every five years
  • CT colonography (virtual colonoscopy) every five years
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy every five years

People at increased or high risk of colorectal cancer may need to start colorectal cancer screening younger than age 45 and/or be screened more often.

Lung Screenings

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women in the United States. CT lung screenings can detect tumors early and reduce lung cancer mortality by up to 20%. 

Who should be screened for lung cancer?

  • Current or former smokers aged 55-77:
    • With a greater than a 30 pack per year history of smoking
    • Smokers who have no current symptoms

To learn more about the screening, talk to a physician or call 828.315.3596
Find A Doctor Online or call 800.339.8758

Medicare and some insurances cover the cost of CT lung cancer screenings. The Frye Cancer Support Center is able to schedule your appointment for you.

A physician’s order is necessary, and the physician who issues the order must receive the results for follow up.

Contact Us

For more information about Frye Cancer Support Center, please call 828.315.3596

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Frye Cancer Support Center
328 N Center St
Hickory, NC 28601

Phone: 828.315.3596

Fax: 828.315.5598

Hours of Operation: 8:30 am – 5 pm Monday – Friday