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Local Diners Ban Together on Mother's Day to Promote Free Cancer Screenings
May 06, 2011

This Mother’s Day weekend, seven local diners will be joining together to promote free breast exams, mammograms, and Pap tests for uninsured women in Onondaga County. Baldwinsville Diner in Baldwinsville, Dee’s Diner in Mattydale, Market Diner in Syracuse, New York Style Diner in Syracuse, Ruston’s Diner in Jamesville, Solvay Diner in Syracuse, and Thee Diner in Cicero have joined together with the Onondaga County Cancer Services Program to help promote the availability of free screenings for the uninsured for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer through this program. This effort celebrates mom in a new way, a way that says we want her to stay healthy for early detection is a key to successful treatment of breast, cervical, and colorectal cancers. 

Diner employees will be wearing a pin that reads, "Uninsured? Ask me about free cancer screenings." Customers who inquire about the pin will be given information on how to contact the program for free breast, cervical, and colorectal screenings. The Onondaga County Cancer Services Program applauds our local diners for participating in this program and offering a way to get the word out about the availability of free screenings for the uninsured and the importance of early detection.
 
The likelihood of women and men in the U.S. developing some form of cancer in their lifetime is astounding. In the U.S., one in three women and one in two men are likely to develop some form of cancer in their lifetime.   Regular cancer screenings are important for early detection and successful treatment. Make it a point to obtain regular cancer screenings for yourself and to remind your family members to do the same. 

The Onondaga County Cancer Services Program Partnership (CSP) offers free breast exams, mammograms, and Pap tests for women 40 years and older who do not have health insurance. The CSP also offers free colorectal screening for men and women 50 years and older who do not have health insurance. These services are available at private health care provider offices and at CSP program sites throughout the city of Syracuse and Onondaga County. Please call 435-3653 today to make your appointment!

1. American Cancer Society, “Cancer Statistics 2010”, 2010, http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@nho/documents/document/acspc-026316.ppt#396,1,Cancer Statistics 2010.



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