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Cancer Screening & Prevention


Your health is your most important asset. Partner with Ballad Health to detect cancer early through regular screenings and learn about your risk for developing cancer.

Cancer screenings

Choose Ballad Health for screening and diagnostic services that help detect cancer in its earliest and most treatable stage. Talk to your doctor about the screenings that are right for you.

Ballad Health’s cancer screening services include:

  • Breast cancer screening using 3D and digital mammography
  • Pap and human papillomavirus (HPV) tests for cervical cancer
  • Colorectal cancer screening
  • Low-dose CT lung scan
  • Oral cancer screening
  • PSA test for prostate cancer
  • Skin cancer checkups

If a screening shows something unusual, follow up with your doctor.

Screenings near you

Find out the next time the health screening bus will be near where you live in East Tennessee or Southwest Virginia.

You may be able to receive a free mammogram through Project Access Breast Care (ABC), a Ballad Health partnership with community groups to make sure women get important breast health screenings.

High-risk cancer services

Reduce your risk factors for cancer with the help of Ballad Health’s high-risk cancer services in Kingsport, Tennessee. Your doctor may suggest a cancer risk assessment if you have a family history of cancer, take medications that could cause cancer, had childhood cancer or have another risk factor.

Genetic counseling & testing

If you have a family history of cancer, a genetic test can tell you if you inherited a gene that increases your risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer. Meet with a Ballad Health genetic counselor in to decide if testing is right for you.

Community education & awareness

Rely on Ballad Health for health education and resources that raise awareness about cancer risk factors. Attend a Ballad Health seminar, wellness fair or screening event, or visit a free or low-cost clinic for a cancer screening.

Reduce your risk for cancer

Choose a healthy lifestyle to help lower your risk, prevent cancer and improve your overall health.