Screening Exams for Adults

  “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” - Benjamin Franklin Catching Problems Early At Be Well Solutions, we encourage you to take charge of your health. In addition to a healthy diet, exercise and avoiding tobacco, being up-to-date on your screening exams is an important tool in the fight against chronic disease. According to the CDC, if everyone in the United States received the recommended clinical preventive care, it would save over 100,000 lives every year. Getting the recommended preventive exams, along with making healthy lifestyle choices, are key steps to health and well-being. Overcoming Common Obstacles & Misconceptions There are many reasons people give to avoid completing their preventive exams. Common reasons include: “I don’t have time”  Preventive exams are a priority. Don’t be the person who wishes they could go back in time and [...]

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), approximately 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer, making it the second most common cancer in women (skin cancer is the most common.) In addition, breast cancer is responsible for approximately 1 in 35 deaths among women, which makes it the second leading cause of cancer death in females (lung cancer being the first.) While men can also be diagnosed with breast cancer, it is far less common in males than females. Breast Cancer Risk Factors There are many risk factors related to breast cancer. Some of the risk factors cannot be changed, and others are under your control. Regardless of your ability to control a risk factor, it is good to be aware of your risks because they affect your chances of developing these diseases. Also, it is important to remember [...]

Cancer Prevention

No matter how healthy we live, cancer can touch our lives. Two out of five Americans will receive a diagnosis of cancer at some point in their lives. One of the best ways to improve our survival chances is to discover cancer as early as possible. We do this with preventive screening exams. What is a preventive screening exam? A preventive screening exam looks for a disease, or risk factors for a disease in a person who has no symptoms or history of disease. Preventive screenings allows doctors to diagnose disease early before symptoms appear, which can increase the likelihood that an effective treatment is available to cure the individual. What are the goals of a preventive screening exam? A screening exam should be easy to administer and interpret, while maximizing true results. Also, if a test is positive, the [...]