Early Detection, Risk Reduction and Cancer Screening
The Best Protection Is Early Detection
Screening for cancer means looking for signs of disease in people who have no symptoms. Identifying a cancer in its early stage allows for more effective treatment.
In 2010, an estimated 1,529,560 people in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer, and 569,490 will die of cancer. Estimates of the premature deaths that could have been avoided through screening vary from 3% to 35%, depending on a variety of assumptions.
Beyond the potential for avoiding death, screening may reduce cancer morbidity since treatment for earlier-stage cancers is often less aggressive than that for more advanced-stage cancers. Imagine the opportunities to detect up to 35 % of all cancers before symptoms appear by participating in a simple screening.
Make certain to ask you physician if you should be referred for a cancer screening or if your physician can complete a screening for you. If you do not have insurance and want to participate in a cancer screening please give us a phone a call at 510-869-8833.
3100 Summit Street, Ground Floor
Oakland, CA 94609
Enter through the Family Resource Center
View Summit Campus Map
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Oncology Center of Excellence
Carol Ann Read Breast Health Center
Ethnic Health Institute
Markstein Cancer Education and Prevention Services is a department of Alta Bates Summit Medical Center. Cancer donations and gifts are deductible on federal tax returns subject to the limits allowed by the Internal Revenue Service (see IRS Code 170).