Education and Screenings

As the Valley’s leading comprehensive medical center, Community Regional Medical Center is dedicated to the health and well being of every resident. This goes beyond providing high levels of medical care. One of the best ways to treat illness is to prevent it from happening at all. This is especially true for cancer.

While we offer some of the latest advancements in cancer care, the best way to treat cancer remains early detection and education. With this in mind, California Cancer Center offers a variety of monthly screenings and educational information about a variety of cancers.

Colon Cancer Awareness Month - January

Colon cancer, or colorectal cancer, is the third most common type of cancer in the United States. Nearly 110,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. About one in 19 people will be diagnosed with colon cancer at some time in their lives, and men have a slightly higher chance of being diagnosed than women. Though it remains one of the leading causes of cancer-related death in the country, colon cancer survival rates have steadily increased for more than 20 years due in large part to advancements in early detection. Each January, California Cancer Center, Community Medical Centers and the American Cancer Society team up to educate Valley residents about prevention, treatment and early detection of colorectal cancer.

National Skin Cancer Awareness Month - May

More than one million skin cancers are diagnosed each year in the U.S. The most serious type of skin cancer is melanoma, which causes more than 8,000 deaths per year. Survival rates are high if skin cancers are caught early enough, but the disease can spread quickly if left untreated. Catching skin cancer in its earliest stages means performing routine self-examinations to observe any changes in the skin, especially moles. You can minimize your risk of skin cancer by protecting yourself from the sun’s harsh rays through the use of sunscreen and protective clothing. Each May, California Cancer Center, Community Medical Centers and the American Cancer Society team up to educate Valley residents about prevention, treatment and early detection.

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month - September

Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer affecting American men. About 190,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. Your chances of being diagnosed with prostate cancer during your lifetime are about one in six, though it is fatal in just one of every 35 cases. The five-year survival rate for men with prostate cancer is 100 percent, the 10-year survival rate is 91 percent, and the 15-year rate is 76 percent. Though the outlook is good for men with prostate cancer, your best chance for successful treatment remains regular prostate exams. Each September, California Cancer Center, Community Medical Centers and the American Cancer Society team up to educate Valley residents about prevention, treatment and early detection of prostate cancer.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month - October

One out of every seven women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. And, every 12 minutes a women dies from the disease. Monthly breast self-exams, annual mammograms after age 40 and keeping up with regular physician visits allow for early detection of the disease. When breast cancer is caught early, the potential is much higher for more treatment options and better outcomes. Every October, California Cancer Center, Community Medical Centers and the American Cancer Society team up to educate Valley residents about prevention, treatment and early detection of breast cancer.

National Lung Cancer Awareness Month - November

Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women in the United States. Each year, an estimated 215,000 people will be diagnosed with lung cancer, accounting for 15 percent of all new cancers. Though people over the age of 65 account for two out of three new cases, 3 percent of cases are found in people under age 45. About one in 13 men and one in 16 women will be diagnosed with lung cancer at some point in their lives. Lung cancer accounts for 29 percent of all cancer-related deaths in the U.S., making it by far the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the country. Statistics for survival vary greatly depending on the type and stage of cancer. Each November, California Cancer Center, Community Medical Centers and the American Cancer Society team up to educate Valley residents about prevention, treatment and early detection.