The June E. Nylen Cancer Center, Mercy Medical Center-Sioux City, and St. Luke’s Health System, and other regional specialists work together to offer a complete set of screening programs that focus on early detection, which is a key factor in successfully treating many kinds of cancer.
If you have any concerns at all, don’t wait for a screening. Call 712-252-0088 today for information.
Free Mammogram Program
SOS: Serving Our Sisters provides screening mammograms for women age 35 – 49 that need financial assistance to cover the cost. To apply to the program simply complete an application. Applications are available at the Cancer Center, American Cancer Society, La Casa Latina or any primary care doctors’ office. If financial assistance guidelines are met, a mammogram is scheduled with one of our participating mammographers. For more information on the SOS: Serving Our Sisters program, call Tracy Feathers at 712-252-9338 or email us here.
Colorectal Screening Program
Get Checked: Free Colon Cancer Screening Program is an initial screening for colorectal cancer targeted to people who are unable to afford this screening.
To enroll in the program:
1. See your family physician and complete an application (applications available from your physician or download one here)
2. Financial and medical criteria must be met in order to receive a free colon check.
Colorectal screening modalities:
The program has two screening modalities available, a virtual colonoscopy or a traditional colonoscopy. A virtual colonoscopy is a minimally invasive, safe and reliable procedure for colon screening. Sedation is not required for this procedure and the test is done at the Cancer Center in our CT suite. A traditional Colonoscopy is an invasive test that requires sedation and is done at either hospital in Sioux City.
Click here for Program Brochure and Application. For more information call 712.252.9426 or e-mail us here.
The Dermascan machine is a great tool to help you identify the damage the sun has done to your face. It is not a diagnostic tool for detecting skin cancer. When you look inside the Dermascan machine, you will be able to look at several layers of your derma—or skin—and see where potential sun damage is. A trained staff member accompanies the Dermascan to answer questions on skin cancer awareness, gives suggestions for sun damage prevention, and provide education about the dangers of exposure to the sun and artificial tanning booths. Please call the Resource Room at 712-252-9338 to schedule the Dermascan for your school or community group.
Y-Quit is an interactive tool to reinforce smoking prevention or quitting, especially in our community’s youth population. This portable piece of equipment affords immediate and graphically dramatic results. Using a hygienic, disposable mouthpiece, participants are breath-tested using the CO analyzer. Within seconds, an easy-to-read computer graph shows the impact and harmful consequences to the body. Participants receive a printout showing levels of carbon monoxide in their lungs and blood. Complementing the analyzer, Burning Money is an interactive software program that calculates financial and physical implications of smoking, both now and in the future. Please call the Resource Room at 712-252-9338 to schedule Y-Quit for your school or community group.
Community prostate screening is conducted in September. Watch our website and your community newspaper for more details.
Skin cancer screening
Screenings are held each spring. Watch our website and your community newspaper for details on scheduling a screening.