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Adventist’s AHEAD Program screens for cancer and saves lives – Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-08-04 07:49:29 –

Sponsored by Adventist Health Castle

When someone comes for their appointment, she is asked a series of questions to determine the potential risk of cancer. If she is determined to be at high risk, she may choose to talk to a genetic counselor and have a swab test for genetic mutations that can cause breast, uterine, and colon cancer. The test will be shipped the same day and the results will be mailed to the patient’s home in 4-6 weeks.

Dr. Jacqueline Lee, AHEAD Doctor at Castle, said: “If you find that you have a genetic mutation, we can do a lot to prevent you from getting cancer altogether. Cancer, we detect it early increase.”

The earlier the cancer is detected, the greater the chance of survival and remission. Early detection also enables a larger pool of treatment options for treating cancer.

If you have an annual mammography appointment, you can contact the Castle Mammography Department to make an appointment at 808-263-5166.

“The AHEAD program is offered to all women who come to get a mammogram,” said Dr. Lee. “Ultimately, the program will be rolled out through the Windward Community’s primary and professional care clinics.”

For more information: adventisthealth.org

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