Oncology HRAs

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.

HealthAware’s Oncology Risk Assessment program provides resources and education for individuals who may be at risk for having or developing various types of cancer. Our program addresses 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.

Our Oncology Health Risk Assessment Program includes:

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 woman 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 breast cancer 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.

BreastCancerAware Risk Assessments focus on the following risk factors:

  • Age/gender
  • Alcohol use
  • Breast exam/biopsy
  • Diet
  • Estrogen replacement therapy
  • Ethnicity
  • Exercise
  • Family history
  • Menstrual period history
  • Obesity
  • Reproduction history
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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.

LungCancerAware Risk Assessments focus on the following risk factors:

  • Age/gender
  • Alcohol use
  • Chronic cough
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Environmental hazards
  • Family history
  • Hormone replacement therapy
  • Obesity
  • Pulmonary conditions
  • Smoking/second-hand smoke

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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. Colorectal cancer screening and early detection can effectively help treat the majority of these cases.

ColonCancerAware Risk Assessments focus on the following risk factors:

  • Age/gender
  • Alcohol Use
  • Diabetes
  • Diet
  • Ethnicity
  • Family history
  • History of colorectal polyps
  • Obesity
  • Physical inactivity
  • Smoking
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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.

ProstateCancerAware Risk Assessments focus on the following risk factors:

  • Age/gender
  • Diet
  • Digital Rectal Exam (DRE)
  • Ethnicity
  • Exercise
  • Family history
  • Last Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA)
  • Obesity
  • Smoking
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One in five Americans will develop skin cancer and 3.3 million cases are diagnosed every year.

SkinCancerAware Risk Assessments focus on the following risk factors:

  • Exposure to UV light
  • Eye color, hair color, and skin tone
  • Number, size, and color of moles
  • Environmental hazards
  • Sunburns
  • Family history

Patient Consent to Communication of Personal Health Information (PHI) through Standard SMS/Text Message and/or Email

Welcome! Your healthcare provider has partnered with HealthAware to help guide you through your care plan.

Who is HealthAware?
HealthAware provides health support programs (HSPs) delivered via standard SMS/text message and/or email. Your HSP is under the direction of your healthcare provider and is designed to support you in your health journey by providing education information related to:

  • Your health support program
  • Behavioral prompts/check-ins
  • Assessments/progress reports
  • Appointment reminders
  • Other health related messages or programs pertaining to my health support program

These HealthAware programs are for educational purposes only. They cannot provide, and are not intended as a substitute for medical care. The programs are automated, and therefore not actively monitored. In the event that medical care is needed, please call your healthcare provider or 911.

Why do I need to accept this patient consent?
HealthAware uses standard SMS/text messages and email messages that are not encrypted to communicate information with you about your HSP. Consequently, there is a risk that an unauthorized third party could view the information being transmitted.

To whom does HealthAware disclose my PHI (Personal Health Information)?
HealthAware only discloses PHI to you and your healthcare provider. HealthAware does not disclose PHI to any other party, such as marketing or sales organizations.

Consent
By clicking “accept” on a web page, clicking a link that is clearly labeled as a means of indicating consent, or replying “yes” to my consent prompt via text message, I agree to the following:

I hereby consent and state my preference for HealthAware to communicate with me via SMS/text message and/or email regarding various aspects of my health support program (HSP), which may include my PHI, behavioral prompts/check-ins, assessments and progress reports, appointment reminders, and other health related messages or programs pertaining to my health support program.

I understand that standard SMS/text messaging and email are not confidential methods of communication and may be insecure. I further understand that, because of this, there is a risk that standard SMS/text messaging and email regarding my medical care might be intercepted and read by a third party.

I may revoke this consent in writing except to the extent that HealthAware and/or my healthcare provider has already made disclosures in reliance upon my prior consent. If I do not accept this consent, or if I later revoke it, the commencement, continuation, or quality of my treatment will not be affected, but my enrollment with the HSP delivered by HealthAware will be terminated.