The Simon Kramer
The Care You Need, The Compassion You Deserve, Close To Home!
FREE CANCER SCREENINGS
The Simon Kramer Cancer Institute is dedicated to saving lives from the
debilitation of cancer through increased cancer awareness, screening,
the promotion of early diagnostic detection, and professional education
throughout the region. Active cancer screening programs for the early
detection of breast, prostate, skin, colorectal, and many head and neck
cancers are scheduled in September of each year. To schedule a
free cancer screening, simply call our office, 570-277-6218.
* $99.00 Charge for Lung Cancer Screening
Women as they age, increases their risks of developing breast cancer. Breast Cancer normally
starts as a lump or swelling however in most cases there may be no obvious symptoms. There are
many factors that may put you at a higher risk including family history, obesity, alcohol
consumption, having never been pregnant or having your first child after age 30. Please
consult your doctor as to when you should begin having regular screenings. We provide breast
cancer education and screening, including a reduced fee or free mammogram to uninsured women
within the community.
As men age, their chances of getting prostate cancer increases. Men over the age of 50 should
have an annual prostate cancer screening exam. If you have a family history of prostate cancer
or are of African-American decent you may be at a higher risk for developing prostate cancer.
Please register today for this important screening test and bring a friend or loved one along
for a free glucose and lipid screening as well.
Skin cancer occurs when damage to the DNA inside of skin cells is not repaired by the body
causing the cells to transform. This can then lead to genetic flaws that cause the skin cells
to multiply rapidly and form malignant tumors. Regular skin exams should be completed for any
new or unusual growths, or changes in existing moles. If you find any abnormal skin changes,
it is advised that you see your physician or a health care professional.
Colorectal cancer can begin as a small polyp, detectable through regular cancer screening, such
as colonoscopy. Symptoms of colon cancer include a change in bowel habits, bleeding, cramping or
abdominal Pain, weakness and fatigue and weight loss but often there are no apparent symptoms.
With early detection, surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy this cancer can be treated
HEAD & NECK CANCER
Head and neck cancers often occur in areas such as the mouth, throat, nose, sinuses, larynx and
salivary glands. Symptoms of these types of cancers normally include lumps, trouble swallowing,
sores that do not seem to heal and swelling. The use of tobacco and heavy alcohol use can put you
at greater risk of cancer located in the head or neck. Preventative screenings and early detection
make these types of cancer much easier to treat and have better outcome than if found late stage.