Measure Your Risk for Cancer
Do you know your risk of getting cancer? Sometimes there are no warning signs, catching you and your loved ones off guard. The CHRISTUS Health cancer assessment asks simple questions to measure your risk. Share the report with your doctor, who can help you decide what further testing or screening you need.
The review is an important tool. Questions include information about your age, family history, smoking history and alcohol use. When you finish the questions, you will receive a report that includes your risk factors and tips on reducing those risks.
How Can I Use This Report to Improve My Health?
After you take the cancer assessment, you immediately receive a report. The report highlights risk factors and recommends changes to your lifestyle to reduce your chance of developing cancer. It will also provide information on screening tests you may need.
For example, the report will help you see how your family history, exercise level and age play important roles in developing cancer.
Take the First Step
As the U.S. population ages, the number of people diagnosed with cancer increases. Age is a significant factor. Family history is another factor. Finding cancer in its earliest stages is the key to curing the disease. The assessment is the first step.
What Happens if My Cancer Report States I Am at Risk?
A CHRISTUS Health nurse will contact you if the report shows you are at risk. You can also talk with your primary care doctor or our cancer care team. Your doctor may send you to a genetic counselor for testing, which can provide additional information about your risk.
Early detection of cancer is the first step to a cure. Protect yourself and your family. Take the assessment.