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Health Screenings

Your Key to a Long, Healthy Life 

Even if you feel perfectly healthy, you may still be at risk for serious health problems, such as cancer and heart disease. Screening tests allow us to catch the earliest signs of these problems — giving you better chances for successful prevention and treatment. 


Convenient Ways to Get Screening Tests

The screening tests that are right for you depend on your age, gender and personal health history. Our primary care providers recommend the tests that are most appropriate for your circumstances and explain how they help you stay healthy.

Screening tests are available:

  • During physical exams: You can receive screening tests, including pelvic exams for women and prostate cancer screenings for men, during annual physical exams. Find out more about adult physical exams and child physical exams.
  • At Aurora Clinic at Walgreens: Some tests, such as cholesterol screening and diabetes testing, are available without an appointment. Find out more about the Aurora Clinic at Walgreens.
  • In special facilities: You may need to go a special facility for some screening tests, such as mammograms and eye exams. With locations throughout eastern Wisconsin, you can get these tests close to home. Find a location.

Cancer Screenings

Screening Tests to Detect Cancer Early

One of the best ways to fight cancer is to catch early warning signs through screening tests. Our primary care experts recommend the tests that are right for you based on your age, gender and family medical history.

Cancer screening tests available at Aurora include:

  • Colonoscopy: During a colonoscopy, we examine the lining of the large intestine (colon) to check for growths called polyps that are an early sign of colorectal cancer. Learn more about colonoscopy.
  • Mammogram: This test uses a special X-ray machine to examine breast tissue for signs of cancer. Read more about mammograms and breast cancer.
  • Gynecologic exam: We use this screening test to examine the health of a woman’s reproductive organs, including the vulva, vagina, uterus and cervix. We may also take a tissue sample (Pap smear) and examine it under a microscope to check for signs of cervical cancer. Find out more about pap smear and gynecological exams.
  • Prostate cancer screening: Your doctor may recommend a prostate cancer screening. There are many ways to be screened for prostate cancer, including blood tests. Learn more about prostate cancer.
  • Skin cancer screening: During this test, we look closely at moles and other abnormal growths on the surface of your skin to check for signs of cancer. Read more about skin cancer screening.

Other Screening Tests

Screening Tests for Other Serious Health Problems

Many medical conditions have no symptoms in the early stages. Screening tests help us detect early warning signs so you can start treatment before problems become serious.

Screening tests for other serious health problems include:

  • Cholesterol screening: Experts recommend cholesterol screening in people who have risk factors for heart disease. These factors include being overweight and having a family history of heart disease. Using a sample of your blood, we determine whether levels of a waxy substance (cholesterol) in your blood are within normal ranges. High levels of cholesterol are a sign of heart disease.
  • Diabetes and prediabetes testing: If you are showing signs of diabetes, including bladder infections that heal slowly, we may recommend this test. Diabetes blood tests can also help us confirm a diagnosis. Learn more about diabetes and prediabetes testing.
  • Eye exam: Regular eye exams help detect problems with your eyes, including glaucoma and cataracts, which can rob you of your sight if left untreated. Regular eye exams are a good idea for all adults. If you have certain medical problems, such as diabetes, screenings detect the earliest possible signs of eye-related problems. Read more about what to expect during an eye exam.

Why Aurora?

Screening Tests for Optimal Health

Taking good care of yourself includes managing your risk for serious but preventable health problems. At Aurora Health Care, we offer the screening tests you need in one program, including a colonoscopy to check for colon cancer and diabetes testing.

Highlights of our program include:

  • Accurate testing: Our primary care providers treat a high volume of people, which translates to a superior level of care. Our experience from performing thousands of screening tests every year assures accurate testing and results you can trust. Meet our primary care team.
  • Coordination with specialists: If test results show that you are at risk for a health problem, primary care providers work with Aurora specialists to coordinate additional testing. If there is a positive diagnosis, we work with the specialist to coordinate the next steps of your care. Our coordinated approach makes it easier for you to get the care you need.
  • Focus on prevention: You can count on Aurora to meet all of your primary care needs. Screening tests are one of many services we offer to help you live your best life. We also offer adult vaccines (shots) to protect you against serious illness, such as the flu.

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