Our mission at MidState Medical Center is "to improve the health and healing of the communities we serve."
Living out that mission means more than only providing medical care to patients when they are sick. It also means offering the people in our community access to education and screenings to prevent disease in the first place, keeping them healthy and well so that they never have to experience the hardship and distress that can come with not being well.
Our Cancer Center, in particular, makes a special effort to provide health screenings to those in the community that may be uninsured or underinsured.
In 2015, the center provided the following:
Head and Neck Screening
- Oral, head and neck cancers claim approximately 12,000 lives per year, but if diagnosed early, these cancers can be more easily treated without complications and the chances of survival greatly increase.
- In April 2015, physicians at MidState screened 4 men and 23 women for head and next cancers. Physicians and staff intervened early to link these patients to the appropriate follow-up care needed.
- According to the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention, there are over one million new cases of skin cancer diagnosed in the United States each year. This outnumbers all skin cancers combined. While skin cancer is the most common form of cancer, it is highly treatable if detected early.
- In May 2015, physicians at MidState conducted two skin screenings and evaluated 32 women and 10 men for skin cancer.