Screenings, Prevention & Wellness
Because early detection and identification of cancer is one of the keys to successful treatment and recovery, St. Vincent's offers a full range of potentially life-saving screening programs.
High Risk Clinics & Hereditary Risk Assessment
Hereditary cancers account for 5 to 10 percent of all cancers, so if you have a personal or strong family history of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, colorectal cancer, or endometrial cancer, you may be at risk. Knowing if you have that genetic predisposition can affect your healthcare decisions.
Breast Health Center
Patients can experience advanced technology, patient comfort, and a commitment to service at the. As a Breast Center of Excellence by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Cancer, we provide easy access and a one-stop approach to services. Receive digital, three-dimensional (3D) mammography, biopsy, ultrasound, and bone-density screenings in an airy, beautifully appointed space where the atmosphere is friendly and relaxed, and your health concerns and privacy are paramount.
St. Vincent’s Mobile Mammography
St. Vincent’s Digital Mammography Coach is a state-of-the-art mobile mammography unit that regularly tours Fairfield and New Haven Counties, offering women superior mammography comfort, convenience and technology where they work and live.
Lung Cancer Screening with Low Dose CT Scans
Low Dose CT screening for lung cancer, overseen by our multidisciplinary thoracic team, was developed in response to clinical recommendations from the National Lung Screening Trial that found screening with annual low-dose CT scans reduced the risk of dying from lung cancer by 20 percent compared to patients who were screened with chest X-rays. Our navigator works with every patient who comes in for a screening to guide them through the entire process and ensure they receive comprehensive care.
Prostate Cancer Screening
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men after skin cancer, and it can often be treated successfully. St. Vincent’s offers state-of-the-art screenings for men at risk of prostate cancer based on evidence-based recommendations from the American Cancer Society. Our prostate cancer nurse navigator is dedicated to the patient to assist in the navigation of care through their diagnosis, treatment and into survivorship.
Quitting smoking is the single most important thing you can do for your health. When you quit smoking, you’ll lengthen and improve the quality of your life — and reduce your risk for developing cancer. You can quit smoking. We can help.
St. Vincent’s is committed to supporting and promoting the health of everyone in the community we serve. By helping you achieve a healthy lifestyle, we strive to improve your quality and enjoyment of life.