Knowing your own body and regular check-ups with your primary physician, whether it be your family physician, internal medicine doctor, or your OB/GYN, is the first step in early detection of cancer. Take notice of bumps, growths, and just overall changes in the way you feel and discussing these changes with your physicians. Meridian has more than 277 primary care physicians who are in the forefront of screening and diagnosing cancer.
Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Technology
Meridian Cancer Care has sophisticated inpatient and outpatient imaging technologies to detect cancer and monitor treatment. These technologies include:
Endoscopic Ultrasound & Endobronchial Ultrasound
Accurate and thorough staging can be done non-invasively with endoscopic ultrasound, and for lung cancer with endobrachial ultrasound.
Laboratory Services / Pathology
Advanced pathology services utilizing state of the art technology to analyze biopsies for cancer identification and staging.
The visual examination of the inside of the rectum and colon, using a lighted, flexible tube connected to an eyepiece or video screen for viewing. This device is called a colonoscope. The colon (large intestine) is 5 to 6 feet long. A complete colonoscopy requires the physician to pass the colonoscope to the end of the large intestine or colon to the rectum. A colonoscopy is typically performed as an outpatient procedure in same day surgery by gastroenterologists.