About the Early Detection Clinic:
The Screening and Early Detection Clinic at KHCC was first initiated in 1999 as two separate clinics for male and female screening. The majority of patients were participants of the Cancer Care Program, a cancer treatment coverage program established by the King Hussein Cancer Foundation. With time, the number of patients increased and varied.
The majority of patients are cash payers who visit the clinic regularly for routine screening purposes—mainly for cancers of the breast, cervix, skin, testicles, prostate, and colon. The clinic is equipped with a mammography unit as well as a laboratory that serves the customers of the unit.
In 2011, the Screening and Early Detection Unit relocated to a building separate from the KHCC main building. It is now located a block away behind the site of the KHCC new expansion, which is currently under construction.
The Screening and Early Detection clinic offers screening tests such as:
- Full clinical examination
- Ultrasound examination
- Pap smears
- Clinical breast examination
- Fecal occult blood testing (FOBT)
- Prostate specific antigen (PSA)
According to international guidelines, women are screened for:
- breast cancer
- cervical cancer
- colorectal cancer
- skin cancers
According to international guidelines, men are screened for:
- testicular cancer
- colorectal cancer
- prostate cancer
- skin cancers.
In addition to screening, the clinic also:
- Teaches women how to perform a BSE (breast-self exam)
- Gives all patients cancer related booklets to answer the most commonly asked questions.
- Advises patients on how to live a healthy lifestyle in order to reduce their risk of cancer, and also warned against the dangers of smoking and excessive alcohol consumption, severe weight gain (obesity), and encouraging exercise.
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Full time physicians and practical nurses cover the Screening and Early Detection clinic. Our staff is widely-experienced in cancer screening and early detection and is an excellent resource for the rest of the KHCC staff, patients and their families on the proper screening and early detection of cancer. Furthermore, the director of the program participates in lectures presentation and workshops all over the Kingdom to educate the public about early diagnosis.