Thompson Cancer Survival Center’s Cancer Outreach Services program provides thousands of free or low-cost mammograms, cervical cancer screenings, prostate cancer screenings and cancer education services to people in Knox and 18 other counties throughout East Tennessee and Southern Appalachia. In many instances, outreach services may be the only opportunities these medically underserved groups can receive services that can make a lifesaving difference. Our services include:
- Providing free or low-cost mammograms, pap tests and prostate cancer screenings to more than 3,300 people annually
- Educating women in target groups on breast health topics including prevention, early detection, breast cancer risk factors and symptoms, types of screenings and diet
- Educating the public on colorectal cancer and prostate cancer risk factors, symptoms and screenings
- Provide colorectal health and cancer awareness information through public service messages, educational materials and programs at Senior Centers and other venues throughout the area
Lack of awareness and lack of access to quality health care are major risk factors among impoverished and underserved communities. Thompson’s Outreach Services staff travels to these communities to provide education screenings and more. When a suspicious finding is discovered, Cancer Outreach Services works with providers, community agencies, and our own Patient and Family Services department to obtain the care the patient needs.
To learn more about our services, please call us at (865) 331-1312.