At FH Medical Care, Dr. Hamid screens for many types of cancer, including:
If you’re a woman over 45, Dr. Hamid will recommend a mammogram. A mammogram is a cancer screening that takes an X-ray image of your breasts to detect cancerous lumps or growths.
Dr. Hamid does cervical cancer screenings called Pap tests (or Pap smears). During a Pap test, Dr. Hamid carefully scrapes a sample of cells from the surface of your cervix and sends that sample to a lab for further testing.
Colorectal cancer usually develops as a result of precancerous polyps in your colon. A colorectal cancer screening looks for these polyps before they turn into cancer. By detecting colorectal cancer early, it’s much easier to treat.
If you’re between 55 and 80 and you’ve smoked heavily throughout your life, Dr. Hamid will recommend a lung cancer screening. A lung cancer screening uses a low-dose X-ray to detect cancerous polyps in your lungs.