Screenings

Early detection is key to treating cancer. When cancer is caught early, it’s less likely to spread, and treatments are more likely to be effective and may be treated with less invasive options. At UofL Health - Brown Cancer Center, we are dedicated to making cancer a disease of the past – and one way we can achieve our goal is through our cancer prevention and screening efforts.

A variety of cancer screenings based on gender, age and other risk factors are available through UofL Health, supported by the Brown Cancer Center. See the full list below.

 

Schedule Your Mammogram

Call 502-562-4361 and select option 1 to schedule your screening with UofL Health - Brown Cancer Center's Breast Imaging Center.

For appointments at the following facilities, call 502-681-1405:

  • UofL Health - Medical Center East
  • UofL Health - Medical Center South
  • UofL Health - Mary & Elizabeth Hospital
  • UofL Health - Shelbyville Hospital

Recommended For:

Women younger than age 40 with risk factors, your physician can advise.

Women age 40 and older without risk factors should have a mammogram performed annually.

Schedule a Low-Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening

Visit our Low Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening page for information on eligibility. If eligible or for assistance determining eligibility, call Brown Cancer Center's Lung Screening Program at 502-210-4497.

Colorectal Cancer Screening

Talk to your primary care physician about colorectal screening. To make an appointment with a primary care provider at UofL Health, call 502-588-4343.

The following UofL Physicians practices offer screening colonoscopies:

Downtown

UofL Physicians - Gastroenterology Associates
UofL Health - Rudd Heart and Lung Center
201 Abraham Flexner Way
Suite 901
Louisville, KY 40202
502-587-4515

UofL Physicians – General Surgery Associates
UofL Health – Rudd Heart and Lung Center
201 Abraham Flexner Way
Suite 902
Louisville, KY 40202
502-583-5948

GI Motility Clinic
UofL Health - Jewish Hospital Outpatient Care Center
225 Abraham Flexner Way
Suite 502
Louisville, KY 40202
502-588-7690

UofL Physicians – Digestive & Liver Health
UofL Health – Chestnut Street Outpatient Center
401 East Chestnut Street
Suite 310
Louisville, KY 40202
502-588-4600


UofL Health – UofL Hospital – Endoscopy
530 S. Jackson Street
Louisville, KY 40202
502-562-6560

UofL Physicians – General Surgery and Colon & Rectal Surgery
UofL Health – Chestnut Street Outpatient Center
401 East Chestnut Street
Suite 710
Louisville, KY 40202
502-583-8303


Medical Center East

UofL Physicians – Gastroenterology Associates
UofL Health – Medical Center East
3920 Dutchmans Lane
Louisville, KY 40207
502-587-4515

UofL Physicians - General Surgery Associates
UofL Health - Medical Center East
3920 Dutchmans Lane
Suite 307
Louisville, KY 40207
502-583-5948

UofL Physicians – Louisville Surgical Associates
UofL Health - Medical Center East
3920 Dutchmans Lane
Suite 307
Louisville, KY 40207
502-366-1090

UofL Physicians – Colorectal Surgery Associates
UofL Health – Medical Center East
3920 Dutchmans Lane
Suite 315
Louisville, KY 40207
502-583-8005

Medical Center Northeast

UofL Physicians - General Surgery Associates
UofL Health - Medical Center Northeast
2401 Terra Crossing Blvd.
Suite 407
Louisville, KY 40245
502-583-5948


Medical Center South

UofL Physicians – Gastroenterology Associates
UofL Health – Medical Center South
1905 West Hebron Lane
Suite 205
Shepherdsville, KY 40165
502-955-1355


Shelbyville

UofL Physicians – Gastroenterology Associates
UofL Health – Shelbyville Hospital
727 Hospital Drive
Shelbyville, KY 40065
502-895-8970

UofL Physicians – Louisville Surgical Associates Shelbyville
30 Stonecrest Court
Suite 104
Shelbyville, KY 40065
502-633-6062


South Louisville

UofL Physicians - General Surgery Associates
5129 Dixie Highway
Suite 100
Louisville, KY 40216
502-583-5948

UofL Physicians – Louisville Surgical Associates
4402 Churchman Avenue
Suite 202
Louisville, KY 40215
502-366-1090

Southern Indiana

UofL Physicians – Louisville Surgical Associates
2108 State Street
New Albany, IN, 47150
502-366-1090

Recommended For:

Age 45 and older should do ONE of the following:

  1. Annually, have a Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT). If the physician finds blood in your stool, you may need a colonoscopy.
  2. Every five years, have a virtual colonoscopy, also called Computed Tomographic (CT) Colonography. A colonoscopy will be performed if polyps are found.
  3. Every 10 years, have a colonoscopy performed if not at high risk.

 

Schedule a Cervical Cancer Screening

Your primary care provider or gynecologist can perform a cervical cancer screening during your annual check-up.

To schedule an appointment with UofL Physicians -- OB/GYN & Women's Health, call 502-588-4400.

Call 502-588-4343 to schedule an appointment with a UofL Physicians - Primary Care provider.

Recommended For:

Women age 30-65, get a liquid-based Pap test every three years OR if test results are positive, ask your physician about a different testing schedule.

Women age 30 and older who have had a hysterectomy but no cervical cancer or severe cervical dysplasia:

  • If the hysterectomy included removal of the cervix, speak with your physician about whether you need to continue screening.
  • If the hysterectomy did NOT include removal of the cervix, get a liquid-based Pap test and Human Papillomavirus (HPV) test. Repeat these tests every three years if both test results are normal.

Women age 65 and older, speak with your physician about whether you need to continue screening if you have had three or more normal Pap tests and no abnormal Pap test in the last 10 years.

Schedule a Prostate Cancer Screening

Call UofL Physicians - Urology at 502-588-4740 or talk to your primary care physician to schedule your screening. To make an appointment with UofL Physicians - Primary Care provider, call 502-588-4343.

Recommended For:

At age 40, men should speak with their physician about the benefits and limitations of prostate screening. They can help you determine if prostate screening is right for you and at what age to begin screening.

For most men at age 50, we recommend:

  • Digital Rectal Exam
  • Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) Test

A PSA blood test is not necessary in men age 75 or older who have a normal digital rectal exam and no symptoms of prostate cancer. Because this is a slow-growing cancer, specialists advise that screening exams are not recommended for those with life expectancy of 10 years or less.

Skin Cancer Screening

Call UofL Physicians at 502-588-6000 or talk to your primary care physician or dermatologist to schedule your skin cancer screening.

An annual skin exam is recommended for all ages and is highly recommended for those with increased sun exposure. Self-examine your skin monthly. Use sunscreen and avoid tanning beds.