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Make a Crucial Catch and Intercept Cancer

Virginia Mason Franciscan Health has teamed up in partnership with the Seattle Seahawks to promote early cancer detection through the NFL’s Crucial Catch: Intercept Cancer initiative. To learn what screenings are right for you talk to your doctor today.

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Crucial Catch

Let's intercept cancer together

Make a Crucial Catch with Virginia Mason Franciscan Health and the Seattle Seahawks by getting screened. Screenings for breast, cervical, colorectal, lung, prostate and skin cancer can help with early detection - which can save lives. With locations across Greater Seattle and the South Sound, you can easily find a Virginia Mason Franciscan Health screening location near you.

In some cases you may need a referral from your primary care provider. Don't have a primary care provider? No worries, Virginia Mason Franciscan Health also offers many convenient primary care locations throughout the Puget Sound.

Breast cancer screening

Annual screening mammograms are recommended for women ages 40 and older. Your provider may recommend a different screening schedule if you’re at higher risk for breast cancer.

Colorectal cancer screening

The risk of colorectal cancer increases with age and family medical history of the disease. That’s why we recommend screening for everyone ages 45 and over, based on guidelines from the United States Preventive Services Task Force.

Gynecologic cancer screening

Of gynecological cancers, only cervical cancer has a screening test, known as the Pap test, which improves your chances for prevention or successful treatment by detecting cell changes early. Based on guidelines from the United States Preventive Services Task Force, we recommend Pap tests for all women between ages 21 and 65.

Lung cancer screening

A low-dose CT screening for lung cancer may be recommended for men and women, ages 50 to 77, who are current or former smokers with a smoking history of 20 pack-years. A referral from a provider is needed for a low-dose lung CT screening.

Prostate cancer screening

Prostate cancer screenings are recommended for men ages 55 years and older, and those at high risk, particularly African-American men. Talk to your provider about the risks and benefits.

Skin cancer screening

We offer skin cancer screenings in our hospitals and clinics, and free screenings for underserved people in the communities we serve. Ask your provider for more information about skin cancer screenings.

Other screenings

Talk with your primary care provider about any other cancer-related screenings you may need.

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Learn more about all our cancer services at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health Cancer Care.

Donate to the Crucial Catch Fund

Be a playmaker in the fight against cancer with a donation to the Virginia Mason Franciscan Health Crucial Catch Fund to help provide cancer patient care support to those fighting for their lives.

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