Cancer Screening is designed to detect common cancers (breast, colon, skin, and gynecologic cancers) at their earliest stage and before there are symptoms. In our practice, we leverage the knowledge and precision of Genetic Medicine to precisely define risk and customize the screening process for our clients. In our practice, we comply with standard screening guidelines, but go beyond with more intensive screening for those clients at higher risk. We have managed a “High Risk Breast and Colorectal Cancer Clinic” for over a decade, with outstanding results. We are grateful and humbled by the loyalty and trust of “High Risk” Cancer Clients.
Using the ultrasound in the office, the doctor may need to take a very small sample of an area of your breast that is suspicious for cancer. This is sent to the lab for evaluation. This is typically painless and there is no downtime afterwards.
Colon cancer is a common type of cancer and the best way to screen for it is with a colonoscopy: A colonoscopy evaluates the colon and rectum with a camera. This procedure will be performed under sedation or general anesthesia. This is the standard of care and most accurate way to evaluate the colon for colon cancer.
If something abnormal is found, Dr Lyons will remove this and send for evaluation in the laboratory. We will discuss your colonoscopy findings in your next office visit. Depending on what was found in your colonoscopy your next one will be in 10, 5, or 3 years. If you had colon cancer we will screen you more frequently in the first five years.
(Basal, Squamous and Melanoma)
Melanoma is still increasing in incidence and Hawaii sun rays are very strong.
If you have a questionable spot, our providers are capable of in-office biopsies and guiding you in the best options for monitoring skin lesions.