SCHNECK CANCER CENTER OFFERING FREE BREAST & CERVICAL SCREENINGS
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September 6, 2012
Schneck Medical Center wants to ensure that no woman in our community goes without regular pap smears and breast exams due to their inability to pay. A free Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening will be held on Saturday, September 29, 8:00 a.m. to noon, and Tuesday, October 2, 8:00 a.m. to noon, at the Schneck Cancer Center.
The event is designed to provide exams to women who may not already have access to these services and includes a clinical breast exam (not a mammogram) and a cervical exam with a pap test. All exams will be performed by qualified nurse practitioners. If an abnormality is suspected, a doctor will be on hand for consultation.
To be eligible for the free Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening, a woman must be at least 21 years old and have not had a breast or cervical exam during the last 12 months. If an abnormality is found during the breast screening, the Schneck Foundation has made available limited funds to assist the uninsured with follow-up diagnostic testing. Per the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services regulations, individuals with Medicare, Medicaid, or similar replacement plans are not eligible for the free screenings.
In addition to the clinical breast and pelvic exams, free bone density testing will be available. Bone density testing can determine your risk for osteoporosis. A nurse practitioner specializing in osteoporosis will be available to answer any questions about the disease.
Bevers Boutique will have a special sale table and all items in the boutique will be 10% off. Bevers will also have a certified bra fitter at the event to help women find the perfect fit.
A limited number of appointments are available for this event. To schedule your screening, call the Cancer Center screening line at 812-522-0477. Please leave your name and phone number and your call will be returned promptly. Again, screening times are limited so please call early.