FREE BREAST, CERVICAL CANCER SCREENINGS JUNE 1 FOR UNINSURED, UNDERINSURED WOMEN

Uninsured and underinsured women ages 21 to 64 can register now for free cervical and breast cancer screenings to be offered Saturday, June 1 by the University of Mississippi Medical Center Cancer Institute.

The screenings, from 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Cancer Institute, 350 West Woodrow Wilson Drive in the Jackson Medical Mall, are part of the College of American Pathologists Foundation See, Test and Treat program.  Women will be given their results within two to three hours from a Pap test for cervical cancer screening and a mammogram for those ages 40-64.

UMMC caregivers and community providers will give out health information from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. that includes education about available community resources, diet and physical fitness. Additional education will be provided on women’s cancer screenings.

Call 601-815-3572 to determine eligibility and set up an appointment. Space is limited; a light snack/meal will be served, and limited child care is available.

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