The Washington Cancer Institute invites you to our Cancer Preventorium, one of the few centers in the Washington metropolitan area dedicated exclusively to cancer prevention and detection.
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Monday - Friday
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (EST)
We provide these services:
Decrease your cancer risk
The Cancer Preventorium, created in 1994 by Elmer E. Huerta, MD, MPH, was established to prevent cancer at an early stage, when it is most curable. The center also educates you about ways to decrease your cancer risk through healthier behaviors. Dr. Huerta, a cancer prevention specialist, evaluates your lifestyle, medical and family history and gives you a complete physical exam. This exam focuses on areas of the body that may display early signs of cancer, including; mouth, throat, skin, breasts, pelvis, rectum, prostate and testicles.
During the exam, the physician provides personal instruction to women about how to perform a breast self-exam and to men about how to perform a testicular self-exam. After the risk-assessment and physical exam, our cancer prevention physician meets with you to discuss your personal cancer risks. At that time, we give you specific recommendations about how to decrease your cancer risks.
To make an appointment
Call the Cancer Preventorium at 202-877-7929 for an appointment Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Our board-certified cancer prevention physician, Elmer Huerta, MD, MPH, sees patients Tuesday through Thursday. Our staff speaks both English and Spanish.
The initial consultation fee is $100, which includes a Pap smear for women and a PSA (prostate-specific antigen) test for men. Additional blood work can be taken to determine the risk of heart disease and diabetes for a total fee of $120.
Listen to Dr. Huerta on the radio
Cuidando su Salud
Since 1989, Dr. Huerta has produced Cuidando su Salud (Taking Care of Your Health), the only nationally syndicated, Spanish-language radio show on health promotion and disease prevention that is hosted and produced by a Latino physician. The show is 60 seconds long, with a different health topic addressed daily.
Cita con el Doctor
Since 1994, Prevención, Inc. has produced Consultorio Comunitario (Community Clinic of the Air). In 2008, this daily, live phone-in Spanish-language radio talk show went national with new formats. The show changed its name to Cita con el Doctor (An Appointment with the Doctor) and extended from an hour-long to a two hour format. Cita con el Doctor combines medical information with music, poetry, and literature from Latin America, with a different health topic addressed every day. Listeners may call-in and ask Dr. Huerta questions directly. The show airs Monday - Friday, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (EST) on WACA Radio América (1540 AM) or via the Internet at www.prevencion.org. Cita con el Doctor airs in 28 markets in 14 states and is distributed by Grupo Latino de Radio (GLR Networks), the world largest Spanish-Language radio network.
Watch Dr. Huerta on TV
Hablemos de Salud
Co-hosted and co-produced by Dr. Elmer E. Huerta and Pablo Sánchez, National Health and Science Correspondent for Univisión News, Hablemos de Salud (Let’s Talk About Health) is a live, weekly, viewer phone-in Spanish-language health talk show. For schedules, please click here.
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