Cancer Screenings

At The Loretto Hospital, we believe individuals should take control of their health, particularly those with a high risk of cancer. Our team of doctors, nurses and clinical staff are dedicated to providing top notch medical care, state-of-the-art diagnostics, and support to our patients in the event of a cancer diagnosis.

Loretto staff hugging a patient

Breast Cancer Screening

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in woman, and the second leading cause of cancer death among women. Each year, more than 40,000 women die from this disease. In a continued effort to increase awareness of breast cancer through education and affordable mammograms, The Loretto Hospital offers discounted or free mammograms to qualified individuals.

Prostate Cancer Screening

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, no matter your race or ethnicity in the United States. Approximately 214,633 men in the United States are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year. As with all types of cancers, the best opportunities for treatment is with early detection. The American Cancer Society recommends men receive a PSA screening by age 50, or by 40 if there is a family history of prostate cancer.

The Loretto Hospital offers comprehensive PSA screenings through our James D. Montgomery Men’s Health Program.

Lung Cancer Screening

Although breast cancer is the leading cause of deaths among women and prostate cancer with men, lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women. The American Cancer Society estimates about 222,500 new cases of lung cancer in the United States for 2017.

Understanding your risks of lung cancer can help you make informed, lifesaving decisions about your health. Although smoking tobacco is the number one cause of lung cancer, there are other risk factors that can cause it. Exposure to radon gas, secondhand smoke and a family history of lung cancer may also contribute to lung cancer.

Additional Resources and Support

Patient Navigator

A cancer diagnosis can be frightening. At The Loretto Hospital, we help our patients get through the most difficult process of their cancer diagnosis by providing a patient advocate. Our patient navigator help patients navigate through the complex health care system which includes cancer screening, diagnosis, treatment and care options, coordination of care, and managing paperwork and insurance issues.

Connie L. Lindsey Cancer Resource Center

The Connie L. Lindsey Cancer Resource Center is named in honor the executive vice president and head of corporate social responsibility at Northern Trust Corporation. Connie has firsthand experience with cancer. She has both family and friends who have been diagnosed with various forms of cancer. She believes that everyone - whether patient, family, caregiver, or friend - should have access to research and information, resources and compassionate support.

If you or a loved one has received a cancer diagnosis and want to learn more about your diagnosis, or to learn more about supporting or hosting a meeting at the Connie L. Lindsey Cancer Resource Center, contact the Marketing Department at (773) 854-5337 or via email at marketing@lorettohospital.org.