April 14, 2024

CHAS Health Screening Clinic: Promoting Early Detection and Prevention

CHAS Health Screening Clinic is excited to offer the CHAS Health Screening Clinic: Promoting Early Detection and Prevention. This one-day event will help healthcare professionals learn more about the latest advances in cancer detection, including digital health screenings and genomic sequencing. This event will provide valuable training on how to use digital health screenings and genomic sequencing in the clinic setting, as well as explore best practices for staging and treating cancer. Register today and join us in promoting early detection and prevention!

CHAS Health Screening Clinic history

The CHAS Health Screening Clinic is a health promotion initiative that has been in operation since 1978. The clinic provides screenings for cancer, heart disease, and stroke to residents of the Seattle metropolitan area. The CHAS Health Screening Clinic was founded by Dr. Leon Wachtel and Dr. Roy Lublin. The clinic’s original purpose was to provide early detection and prevention of cancer. Today, the clinic screens for cancer, heart disease, and stroke.  In 1978, the first CHAS Health Screening Clinic opened in Seattle with a focus on screening for cancer. In 1985, the clinic added screenings for heart disease and stroke.

Today, the CHAS Health Screening Clinic offers free screenings to residents of Washington state who meet certain eligibility requirements CHAS health screening clinic. To be eligible for a screening at the CHAS Health Screening Clinic, you must be over the age of 18 years old and reside in one of the following Washington counties: King County (Seattle), Pierce County (Tacoma), Snohomish County (Spokane), or Yakima County (Yakima).  The CHAS Health Screening Clinic operates three screening sites: Marymoor Center (Seattle), Tacoma Dome (Tacoma), and Everett Memorial Stadium (Everett). The clinics offer screenings for cancer, heart disease, and stroke every month except during July and August when screenings are only held every other month.

What services are available at CHAS Screening Clinics?

The CHAS Health Screening Clinic offers a variety of services designed to promote early detection and prevention of cancer. Services offered at the clinic include cervical cancer screenings, prostate cancer screenings, breast cancer screenings, skin cancer screenings, and other health screenings. Cervical cancer screening is offered through the clinic every month. The screening process includes a physical exam and an HPV test. If results of the HPV test indicate that you may have cervical cancer, you will be referred to a specialist for further evaluation.  The prostate cancer screening process at the clinic is similar to that of cervical cancer screening.

The prostate exam includes a digital rectal examination (DRE), which can help identify areas of concern in the male reproductive system. If DRE results indicate that you may have prostate cancer, you will be referred for a biopsy. Breast cancer screenings are conducted through the clinic every two months. The breast exam includes a check for lumps and enlarged lymph nodes as well as an examination of the nipples. Women who find any abnormalities during their breast exam or who have been diagnosed with breast cancer in the past are encouraged to attend regular breast health exams at the clinic.  Skin cancers can often be prevented by attending regular skin health exams performed at CHAS Screening Clinics. Skin checks include an assessment for signs of skin damage such as sun exposure, sloughing, thinning or wrinkling of the skin, and bruises or lumps on the skin.