The Cancer Risk Screening Program (CRiSP) at St. Francis can help identify inherited and early cancer risks, such as breast or ovarian cancer, by looking at your family background and medical history. With families with high risk of developing cancer, their genetic links are researched so that they can gain a better understanding of their risks and treatment choices. The program also offers opportunities for early detection, chemoprevention, and monitoring. Read more>
Cancer Screening Tests
Breast Cancer Screening
The most common methods for detecting breast cancer include mammograms and clinical breast exams. Digital mammography, the kind offered at the Pearlie Harris Breast Health Center, shows detailed images of the inside of the breast to detect any abnormalities. The Pearlie Harris Breast Health Center also has each digital mammogram image screened by a computer program that can detect patterns and abnormalities that can be invisible to the human eye. If an abnormality is seen, additional imaging, like MRI and Ultrasound, can be used to give more information about the abnormal area.
Cervical Cancer Screening
A simple pap test screens for abnormal cells on the cervix, a warning sign of cervical cancer. Your OB-GYN or Primary Care Physician can perform this test annually, or on a schedule that you and your doctor decide on.
Colon Cancer Screening
Colon cancer can be detected at an early stage with colonoscopy. This test can be performed at St. Francis Hospital, or sometimes in a Gastrointestinal physician’s office. Any suspicious areas in the colon can be identified and biopsied for further investigation.
Lung Cancer Screening
Of the top four deadliest cancers in the U.S., lung cancer is the only one not subject to routine screening. Based on the findings of the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST), we now have confirmation that LDCT lung screening can save lives of people at high risk for developing lung cancer. Bon Secours St. Francis Health System is determined to help bring awareness and accessibility of this testing to all people at high risk and, therefore, is currently offering free LDCT lung screening to individuals who meet the established National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) high-risk criteria.
Prostate Cancer Screening
Your Primary Care Physician or Urologist can perform a combination test of a blood panel and a digital rectal exam to screen for prostate cancer. St. Francis also partners with the Us Too organization to offer free prostate screenings to the community annually.
Mobile Mammography Coach
Inspired by the example of the first Bon Secours Sisters who brought health care outside the walls of their convent – ours is a vision to bring the critically important breast health screenings to the uninsured, underinsured, in churches, community centers and workplace health fairs. As part of the Breast Health Program, the St. Francis Mobile Mammography Coach will travel to locations in Greenville and the surrounding counties—Anderson, Oconee and Pickens—to provide digital mammograms to thousands of Upstate women. Funded 100% by philanthropy, the Mobile Mammography Coach will mirror the state-of-the-art diagnostic screenings and patient-centered care found at the fully accredited Pearlie Harris Center for Breast Health.
Community Outreach Screening Events
Community Health Outreach brings Good Help to Those in Need® by providing community-based health care and social services to people in poverty. We provide screenings throughout the year, including a Community Skin Cancer Screening , a Prostate Cancer Screening in partnership with Us Too, and mammography screenings in partnership with the Best Chance Network.