Screening in the Community
Cancer Screening Matters
Getting screened for cancer is one of the most important things you can do to keep yourself healthy. Regular screening is linked to early detection, which often means a better chance for successful treatment. In some cases, screening can also detect pre-cancerous conditions that can be treated before cancer has a chance to develop. Our educational programs emphasize the importance of following current American College of Radiology cancer screening guidelines, and awareness of screening services available right here at Fox Chase Cancer Center.
Cancer Screening in the Community
The goal of the cancer screening program is to increase access to health care by bringing screening to the community. We work with businesses and community organizations to hold breast, skin and high-risk prostate cancer screenings at your site. In partnership with the Flyers Wives, the Fox Chase Cancer Center Mobile Screening Unit (MSU) brings cancer screening to our communities. The MSU is the only one of its kind associated with an NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center in the Delaware Valley.
Women screened on the MSU receive the same care and services as onsite screenings at Fox Chase Cancer Center. Should a woman require additional services, a nurse navigator will help her understand what to do next, schedule a follow-up visit with a doctor at Fox Chase, and manage other needs.
Please note that some services require a fee.
Details About the Mobile Screening Unit
- Breast Imaging Center of Excellence
- Member of the National Mobile Health Clinics Network
- Two private changing rooms and private mammogram area
- Fully staffed by Fox Chase medical technicians
- Mammogram reading by highly qualified Fox Chase doctors
- Screening results are provided to you and your doctor within 10 business days
Partner With Us
Our Community Cancer Screening Program is successful because we partner with organizations that understand the importance of providing cancer screening. These organizations include businesses, faith-based groups, community-based organizations, local legislators, health centers and many others who contact us for this service. We provide language services to assist those whose primary language is not English. We work with each group to arrange screening dates and to make sure all requirements are understood.
If your business or community organization wants to learn more about our Community Cancer Screening Program, please contact Linda Hammell, Director of the Community Cancer Screening Program, at 215-728-3554 or by email at Linda.Hammell@fccc.edu.