In 2015, Norton Healthcare Prevention & Wellness staff took the Norton Healthcare Mobile
Prevention Center to 341 locations, of which about 43 percent were in underserved communities.
During nearly 300 events, they provided cancer screenings and/or cardiovascular screenings, and
approximately 2,500 women received mammograms and/or Pap smears aboard the Mobile
Prevention Center. About 20 percent of those women had not been screened in the past five
years. Nineteen individuals ultimately were diagnosed and treated for preinvasive and invasive
breast cancer and two were diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma.
In all, more than 2,800 Louisville-area residents were screened for breast, cervical, prostate and
colon cancer in 2015; nearly 4,200 were screened for high blood pressure, diabetes, high
cholesterol and osteoporosis; and more than 9,500 separate cardiovascular services were provided.
In addition, the Prevention & Wellness staff provided education on quitting smoking, healthy eating and exercise.
Learn where the mobile unit will be next! Click here to find a screening location near you.
t age 31, Lonnie Gardner thought he was in the best shape of his life, but soon he
would be battling to save it. Gardner discovered a lump on his upper arm that
wouldn’t go away. After months of ignoring it — thinking it was nothing serious —
his wife made an appointment for him to see a dermatologist.
Gardner was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a type of cancer, and underwent major surgery and other treatments to recover.
Along the way, Gardner learned valuable lessons that could help save someone’s life:
“At the end of the day, your health is just like any job you do.
You have to stay on top of it and work hard at it,” Gardner said.
Early detection is the key to surviving many types of cancer and it can help you prevent or manage other serious illnesses. Norton Healthcare offers online health risk assessments for cancers of the breast, colon, lung and prostate; diabetes; heart disease; hip and knee pain; stroke; and weight management.
“Health risk assessments can identify a person’s risk factors and help promote positive change toward a healthy lifestyle,” said Leesa Mattingly, BSN, R.N., OCN, breast health patient navigator, Norton Cancer Institute.
Go to NortonHealthcare.com/Risk-Assessments to determine your health risks. Results are emailed to you, and you will be encouraged to follow up with your primary care provider about the findings.
“Assessments highlight risks but do not diagnose disease and should not replace consultation with a medical or health practitioner,” Mattingly said.
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