Did you receive notice from us that you are due for a screening? That’s because your team at Hill Physicians is here to help you stay healthy.
Hill Physicians providers and health navigators are working together to ensure that you are getting the preventive screenings recommended by Hill Physicians.
Colorectal Cancer Screening
Everyone starting at the age of 50 years.
Regular screenings can help find pre-cancerous polyps in the colon so they can be removed before they develop into cancer. Screenings can also find cancer early when it is easier to treat. Learn more about Colorectal Cancer Screenings.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends colorectal cancer screening starting at the age of 50 years.
- Colonoscopy is an exam that inserts a tiny video camera attached to a long and flexible tube into the rectum and colon to view any changes or abnormalities. This type of colorectal cancer screening is good for up to 10 years unless otherwise noted by your doctor.
- FOBT (fecal occult blood test) is a non-invasive test used to check stool samples for hidden blood. Occult blood in the stool may indicate colon cancer or polyps in the colon or rectum, though not all cancers or polyps bleed. Therefore, this type of colorectal cancer screening is good for only one year.
Please contact one of our Health Navigators to schedule your cancer screening appointment or request a FOBT kit.
Cervical Cancer Screening
93% of cervical cancer could be prevented by screening and the HPV vaccine. Women ages 21-65 should be screened every 3 years. Learn more about cervical cancer:
Breast Cancer Screening
Females between the ages of 50-74 years old
One in eight women will develop breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. It’s the most common cancer in women and the second leading cause of cancer death among women. Getting regular mammograms is the best way to catch cancer early, before symptoms are present and when the disease is easiest to treat.
Cancer Screening Help Form
Download our Cancer Screening Help Form at the link below. Mail the completed request form to:
Hill Physicians Medical Group
PSPH – Disease Prevention
P.O. Box 5080
San Ramon, CA 94583
Living with diabetes, especially now, can be overwhelming. But you don’t have to do it by yourself — Hill Physicians is here to help. We partner with your primary care doctor to make sure you are getting quality, patient-centered care that supports you as you manage your diabetes.
If you have received notice that you are overdue for a diabetes maintenance test, please contact your primary care provider. These resources may help you better understand and manage your diabetes.
COVID-19 and Diabetes: Diabetics are among those at higher risk for serious complications from COVID-19. Eat healthily, take your medications, get your tests and understand What you can do to avoid serious illness from COVID-19 when you are at high risk.
For more tools and resources to help you understand and manage your diabetes bookmark our Diabetes Health Center.