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Free Breast Exams, Pap Tests, and Colorectal Cancer Screening Tests at Syracuse Community Health Center
May 23, 2012

For more information contact Emily Young, Public Health Educator at 315-435-3280

Uninsured women ages 40 to 64 will have the valuable opportunity to receive free breast exams, mammograms, and Pap tests at Syracuse Community Health Center located at 819 S. Salina Street, in collaboration with the Onondaga County Cancer Services Program (CSP) Partnership. For uninsured women ages 50 to 64, a free at-home colorectal cancer screening kit will also be offered. There will be two screening days available at this location. They are Wednesday, June 6th and Tuesday, June 26th. Appointments are necessary and can be scheduled by calling the CSP today at 435-3653.

Studies show that the uninsured are less likely to seek preventative medical care. The CSP encourages uninsured women and men of Onondaga County to put their health first and to schedule their free breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screenings today.   

According to the American Cancer Society, the likelihood of women and men in the U.S. developing some form of cancer in their lifetime is very high. In the U.S., one in three women and one in two men are likely to develop some form of cancer in their lifetime. Routine screenings are an important step towards the early detection of breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer. Make it a point to obtain routine cancer screenings for yourself and to remind your family members to do the same. 

If you are uninsured, do not miss this valuable and potentially life-saving opportunity to be screened for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer. Call 435-3653 today to schedule your appointment!

For more information on free cancer screenings find us on Facebook or visit our website at http://www.ongov.net/health/cancerscreening.html.



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