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2012 Community Outreach Report

Each year, ProHealth Care offers a number of cancer outreach programs designed to enhance community access to cancer prevention, early detection and treatment. Information, education and screenings are made available to underserved individuals and 567 screenings were provided in 2012.

Activity and Outcome by Cancer Type


Breast Cancer

Screening Recommendation:

Timeframe:

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Screening Outcomes:

Follow-up on Positive Findings:

Guidelines followed:

Notes:

 

Mammography annually beginning at age 40

Feb. 11, 2012 (Cancer Prevention Fair)

45

0 breast cancers detected

None required

American Cancer Society

Free transportation provided to and from the event

Free mammogram provided to qualifying attendees

Immediate results provided to participant

Result letter mailed to participant and physician (if requested)


Cervical Cancer

Screening Recommendation:

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Follow-up on Positive Findings:

 


Guidelines followed:

Notes:

 

Pap test annually beginning at age 20

Feb. 11, 2012 (Cancer Prevention Fair)

56

9 required follow-up

5 had either negative follow-up or continued follow-up

4 declined follow-up or follow-up status is unknown

0 cervical cancers detected

Results mailed to participant and physician (if requested)

Patients requiring follow-up were contacted and assistance scheduling an additional exam was provided

American Cancer Society

Free transportation provided to and from the event


Colorectal Cancer

Screening Recommendation:

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Fecal occult blood testing (FIT) offered annually beginning at age 50

Jan. 1 – Nov. 1, 2012 (includes Feb. 11 Cancer Prevention Fair results)

177 (83% return rate)

21 positive for blood in stool

7 individuals had benign polyps removed

0 colorectal cancers detected

Results mailed to participant and physician (if requested).

Community outreach coordinator contacted English-speaking individuals with positive results to discuss follow-up

Community Health Resource Center contacted Spanish-speaking individuals with positive results to discuss follow-up

Assistance in locating a physician and/or applying for Community Care provided

Attendees with positive results and limited resources offered free colonoscopy

United States Preventive Services Task Force

American Cancer Society

Free transportation provided to and from the event

Reminder calls made at 4 weeks to complete and return FIT kit

Incentives provided to Cancer Prevention Fair attendees returning FIT kit within 6 weeks


Prostate Cancer

Screening Recommendation:

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Guidelines followed:

PSA and DRE offered annually to men age 40+

Jan. 1 – Sept. 30, 2012

41

5 positive PSA

0 biopsies performed

0 prostate cancers detected

Results mailed to participant and physician (if requested)

Cancer care coordinator contacted individuals with positive results to discuss follow-up

American Urological Association


Skin Cancer

Screening Recommendation:

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Guidelines followed:

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Visual inspection of suspicious spot(s) on skin

May 14, 22 and 30, 2012

248

48 biopsies recommended

Attendees with biopsy recommended signed statement indicating follow-up was required due to possible cancerous condition

Attendees with biopsy recommended were contacted post-event

Attendees with suspected melanoma were contacted within 1 week to remind them of need for follow-up

Assistance in locating physician provided

American Academy of Dermatology

Sunscreen and sun protection information provided to attendees

List of area dermatologists and resources for those with limited incomes provided to attendees