Date of Release: July 13, 2011 For Further Information Please Call:
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“Love Yourself” With A Summer Screening
The Onondaga County Cancer Services Program Partnership (CSP) is running a special summer screening opportunity for uninsured women age 40 and older to receive a free breast exam and mammogram. A phone bank call-in will be hosted by NBC Channel 3 on Thursday, July 14 from 5:00pm to 6:30pm. Uninsured women age 40 and older can call in to sign up for their free breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screenings. This special summer screening event will run from July 11 through August 5. Those unable to call during the phone bank may call 435-3653 to schedule their appointment. Screenings will be held at the following providers: St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, St. Joseph’s Imaging, and CNY Diagnostic Imaging.
“Love Yourself”, sponsored by the Susan G. Komen For the Cure, American Cancer Society and the
Onondaga County Cancer Services Program Partnership (CSP), is a campaign to educate women about the importance of regular screenings and early detection for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer. Regular cancer screenings are important for early detection and successful treatment.
In the U.S., one in three women and one in two men are likely to develop some form of cancer in their lifetime. Women have a 1 in 8 chance of developing breast cancer in their lifetime and each year approximately 12,000 women in the U.S. develop cervical cancer. Colorectal cancer also requires routine screening as there are approximately 250 cases diagnosed in Onondaga County each year.
Love yourself this summer and make it a point to get your regular cancer screenings for yourself and remind your family members also.