Thursday, May 6, 2010


The 19th Medical Group offers family practice, pediatrics and flight medicine clinics that provide the bulk of Little Rock Air Force Base Airmen’s care. They also offer early detection and prevention for a number of cancers.

Prevention and early detection are the keys to early detection and reducing death related to cervical, colorectal and breast cancers.

The best way to detect breast cancer is with a mammogram, which is recommended for females between 40 and 69 years of age.

A pap test can detect cervical cancer early, significantly increasing the chance for a cure.

Regular colon checks can detect and allow removal of precancerous growths before the cancer has time to form.

However, at LRAFB:

Only 66 percent of eligible females had a mammography within the last three years. The AMC average is 74 percent.

Only 80 percent of our female population is current with cervical cancer screenings. The AMC average is 83 percent.

Only 66 percent of our population is current with colon screening. The AMC average is 69 percent.

Patients are encouraged to be proactive and ensure prevention screenings are up to date.

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