HealthAware Connect™ Oncology Risk Assessment

Our flagship early detection cancer programs

Cancer can be caused by a variety of different factors and may take years to develop. Choosing the right healthy habits and managing certain modifiable risk factors can help prevent the development of some cancers.

The HealthAware Connect™ Oncology risk assessment program provides resources and education for individuals who may be at risk for having or developing various types of cancer. Our programs address these issues by providing your community with online tools for assisting in the early detection of cancer. Additionally, our cancer risk assessment programs will help you meet your goals of developing patient relationships and improving the health of your community resulting in huge benefits to your facility and patients.

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According to the American Cancer Society, nearly half of all cancer deaths could be avoided if we did what we know works ─ live healthier lifestyles, quit smoking, and get our recommended cancer screenings. At HealthAware, we are here to help your healthcare centers take steps every day to reduce your community’s risk of cancer.

For the majority of Americans, the most important ways to reduce cancer risks are to maintain a healthy weight, be physically active on a regular basis, and eat a mostly plant-based diet that limits saturated fat. Our CancerAware risk assessments provides resources and education for individuals who may be at risk for having or developing various types of cancer.

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HealthAware’s BreastCancerAware risk assessment focus on the following risk factors:

  • Age/Gender

  • Family history

  • Ethnicity

  • Menstrual period history

  • Estrogen replacement therapy

  • Diet

  • Exercise

  • Obesity

  • Reproduction history

  • Alcohol use

  • Breast exam/Biopsy

According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, it is estimated that nearly 246,600 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer each year and more than 40,000 will die of this disease on an annual basis. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women and the second leading cause of cancer death among women in the U.S. On average, every two minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer and one women will die of breast cancer every thirteen minutes. The lifetime risk of any woman getting breast cancer is one in eight and, although prevalence in women is greater, men are also at risk for developing breast cancer. Proper screening and early detection are our best weapons in reducing the mortality associated with this illness. There are over 2.8 million breast cancer survivors in the United States today.

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The American Cancer Society estimates that nearly 223,000 new cases of lung cancer will be diagnosed each year and an estimated 156,000 will die from lung cancer annually. Lung cancer is by far the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women. More people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined.

The LungCancerAware module includes questions that focus on the following risk factors:

  • Age/Gender

  • Obesity

  • Family history

  • Chronic cough

  • Difficulty breathing

  • Pulmonary conditions

  • Environmental hazards

  • Smoking/Second-hand smoke

  • Alcohol use

  • Hormone replacement therapy

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The ColonCancerAware module includes questions that focus on the following risk factors:

  • Age/Gender

  • History of colorectal polyps

  • Family History

  • Ethnicity

  • Diet

  • Obesity

  • Physical inactivity

  • Smoking

  • Alcohol use

  • Diabetes

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States (among both males and females) and the second leading cause of cancer death. The risk of developing colorectal cancer rises substantially after the age of 50, and over 100,000 new cases are diagnosed in the U.S. each year. Screening and early detection can effectively help treat the majority of these cases.

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One in every seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point in their lives. It is the third leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind lung cancer and colorectal cancer. Every man over the age of 40 is at risk for prostate cancer but that risk dramatically increases with age. In fact, more than 70 percent of men diagnosed with prostate cancer are over the age of 65.

The ProstateCancerAware module includes questions that focus on the following risk factors:

  • Age/Gender

  • Ethnicity

  • Family history

  • Diet

  • Obesity

  • Exercise

  • Smoking

  • Last PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen)

  • DRE (Digital Rectal Exam)

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What Our Partners are Saying...

“HealthAware’s financial analysis is well-supported by our data and clearly shows that there is a return on our investment. Nevertheless, it’s not just about the ROI, its about the shifting public perception of us, about creating goodwill, and about improving the health of our community through prevention”

– Jeff Blankenship – CFO, West Tennessee Healthcare

“When we implemented HealthAware’s Kare-N™ blood program to help reduce our no-show rates for member blood appointments, we immediately saw the huge impact by reducing our No Show Rates by 33%, above and beyond existing text reminders, resulting in a more profitable operation.”

– Jamie – VP of Operations, The Blood Center 

“Our CHF program is successful (above CMS targets) but we were in need of a solution to provide structure, analytics and reporting so that we could continue to focus on our patients’ care. Nothing was the right fit until we found HealthAware™. The real-time tracking and reports provided through HealthAware have dramatically improved the accessibility and clarity of our readmission and mortality analyses. We now have previously unavailable insights into our patient data that give us the knowledge we need to make valuable procedural and operational changes for the betterment of our patients’ health and our health system. HealthAware has become an invaluable part of our care plan including transitions and post-acute care for CHF patients.” 

– Darcy Blayney – RN, Process Improvement Specialist Bryan HealthCare