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Colorectal Cancer

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One in 20 will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer in their lifestime, resulting in an estimated 50,000 deaths in 2014. The good news: 90% of these deaths can be prevented with lifestyle changes and preventive screenings. See below for important colorectal screening details. For more, contact Wellness at 648-3057.

 

 

In-Network Surgical Centers for colonoscopies at no cost to PCSB Health Plan members: (Age restrictions apply: 50 or above/40 and above where colon cancer was present in nuclear family)

 

 

Mammogram Screenings

Mammogram Screenings are covered as part of the Board sponsored health plan. The convenience of onsite screening saves time for our employees and is less disruptive to the classroom because the teacher is not required to leave campus. Service is provided by Lakeland Regional Cancer Center.


Cancer Screening Bus

 

 

 

 

 

Helpful Information

  • Employees who have been recently diagnosed with breast cancer can receive a complementary book entitled, Cancer for Two, while supplies last. The book is an inspiring true story and guide for cancer patients and their partners, written by Dave Balch. If you would like to request a copy, please email the Wellness Team.
  • Skin Cancer Screening guidelines as listed by the American Cancer Society suggest preliminary screening to be started at age 21, every 3 years thereafter and annually after age 35