Cancer Prevention & Early Detection

Cancer Prevention and early detection are critical in determining a person's ability to successfully beat cancer. The C.R. Wood Cancer Center at Glens Falls has established an early detection and cancer prevention program to decrease the incidence of, and mortality resulting from, cancer in our region. Our cancer prevention and early detection efforts increase our ability to detect cancer early, which the American Cancer Society says allows for the most successful treatment of many forms of cancer.


Cancer Screening

Regular cancer screening is important to detect cancer early which is your best chance to beat cancer. Glens Falls Hospital provides breast exam and mammogram screening, cervical cancer screening, lung cancer screening, skin cancer screening and colorectal cancer screening. Our Cancer Center also administers a New York State Department of Health program that provides free breast exams, free cervical cancer screening and free colorectal cancer screening to women 40 to 64 years of age who do not have health insurance coverage. For more information, contact the Cancer Services Program at (800) 882-0121 or (518) 926-6570.


Cancer Awareness

The C.R. Wood Cancer Center provides a number of cancer awareness and educational programs for adults. We provide programs in breast cancer awareness, cervical cancer awareness, ovarian cancer awareness, skin cancer awareness and cancer risk reduction. The goal of these cancer awareness programs is to increase the participant’s awareness of various types of cancer and to increase the utilization of cancer screening measures by patients.

If you would like more information about cancer awareness or to schedule a presentation to your group or organization, please contact Vickie Yattaw, RN, BSN, OCN, at (518) 926-6639.