Prevention & Early Detection
"On the Road to Wellness: Services to Prevent Cancer" by Renee Yanke, ARNP, MN, AOCN, Oncology Advanced Practice Nurse, Cancer Program Manager at Whidbey General
Breast cancer and colon cancer are frequently treated at Whidbey General. The state-funded Breast Cervical and Colon Health Program (BCCHP) screens qualified women for breast and cervical cancer, and both men and women for colon cancer — cancers that are curable if found early. Learn more.
Everyone is encouraged to have a screening colonoscopy at age 50 and, based on results, regularly thereafter. A colonoscopy is an essential means of early detection for colorectal cancer, which may lead to a greater chance of surviving this form of cancer. Learn more.
It is estimated that half of all men and a third of all women will develop cancer at some point in their lives. Learn some ways to protect yourself and your loved ones.
Whidbey General staff and supporters raised nearly $3,200 at the 2012 Relay for Life, an annual event to benefit the American Cancer Society. Whidbey General has sent a team to the Relay for more than 20 years. In addition to fundraising, we host an information booth where you can learn about early detection and prevention of common cancers.
Join us at the 2013 Whidbey Island Relay for Life in Oak Harbor!