Tuesday, August 28, 2018 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews
Featured image: A healthcare professional administers a screening. | Loyola Medicine
Loyola University Medical Center will offer free breast and cervical cancer screenings to qualifying uninsured women on Saturday, Sept. 8, hospital officials announced.
The free mammograms and Pap tests will be offered during Loyola’s See, Test and Treat event held at the Loyola Outpatient Center, 2160 S. First Ave. in Maywood. Advanced registration is required and the number of appointments is limited.
Loyola officials said that women ages 30 to 64 who want to participate in the screenings can call (888) 584-7888 to see if they’re eligible and to make an appointment.
“Early detection of breast and cervical cancers through regular screenings saves lives, so it is important for women, regardless of ability to pay, to receive care,” stated Eva M. Wojcik, MD, the chair of Loyola’s pathology department. “Thanks to this event, many women who do not regularly see a physician will receive these important health tests.”
A team of 100 Loyola healthcare professionals will help administer the screenings, the results of which will be available that same day.
“If further treatment is needed, an immediate care plan is provided by doctors to affected patients,” the statement reads. “Participants will also be given access to health education resources and the opportunity for one-on-one discussions with Loyola physicians and other healthcare experts.”
Last year, 68 women received free breast and cervical screenings during the fourth-annual event, which is funded, in part, by the College of American Pathologists and the CAP Foundation. VFP
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