Volunteers with the San Francisco Firefighters Cancer Prevention Foundation, in partnership with medical professionals at UCSF, provide regular non-invasive cancer screenings of active and retired firefighters.
We test for bladder cancer that may also reveal cancer in the kidney and ureters. The tests detect blood and an elevated cell protein in the urine that may indicate the presence of cancer.
At intervals we also conduct FIT screenings for colorectal cancer. The FIT (fecal immunochemical test) tests for hidden blood in the stool, which can be an early sign of cancer.
These screenings are offered at no cost to the active or retired firefighter.
Firefighters are encouraged to test annually. Those with positive results are referred to SFFCPF’s Health Navigators for guidance in obtaining a full cancer workup.