Regular Screenings Save Lives

Dr. Nicholas Shungu is accepting new patients at the MUSC Health Primary Care – Epic Center doctor’s office in West Ashley.


Preventive health care can help you stay healthier throughout life. This means going to the doctor when you are well — not just when you’re sick — to help maintain your well-being for a long and healthy life. Preventive health is the best way to find health problems early, when treatment is the most successful. It can also help prevent diseases and complex medical issues. Care includes services such as check-ups, vaccines, laboratory tests, cancer screenings and educational counseling.

Are you up to date on your care? Talk to your primary care provider about what tests you and your family need based on your family history, symptoms, age and other factors.

Regular visits and screenings for children

Regular visits and screenings for adults, beginning in their 20s and 30s

  • General yearly check-up
  • Pap test cervical cancer screening
  • Blood pressure test
  • Mole and skin lesion skin cancer screening

Regular visits and screenings for adults, beginning in their 40s and 50s

  • General yearly check-up
  • Mammogram breast cancer screening
  • Prostate cancer screening
  • Colonoscopy colon cancer screening

Regular visits and screenings for adults over 60

  • General yearly check-up
  • Bone density screenings
  • Pneumococcal vaccine

Why Prevention Matters

Did you know that more than 100,000 lives could be saved each year if everyone in the United States got their recommended screenings? (Source: CDC) Regular screenings and preventive care can improve and save your life. These screenings can catch cancer and other diseases early. When you catch cancer early, it is easier to treat.

Stay up to date on your call with regular check-ups and screenings at MUSC Health Primary Care. Schedule the first available appointment online for Pediatrics, Family Medicine and Internal Medicine or call 843-792-7000.