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CATSKILL REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER TO OFFER FREE CANCER SCREENINGS FOR ELIGIBLE WOMEN – 10/13/2011

October 13, 2011 – Harris, N.Y. – Catskill Regional Medical Center (CRMC), in conjunction with the Sullivan County Cancer Services Program, is pleased to announce free cancer screenings for eligible women. On Tuesday, October 25 from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., breast, cervical and colon cancer screenings will be available to eligible uninsured and underinsured women over the age of 40 at CRMC’s Livingston Manor Health Center, located at 36 Pearl Street, Livingston Manor, N.Y.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and according to estimates from the American Cancer Society, more than 190,000 women were diagnosed with breast cancer, and more than 40,000 women died of the disease last year. Screening for breast cancer with a clinical breast exam and a mammogram can help physicians detect early forms of the disease, when it is most treatable.

Eligible women can receive a breast exam, mammogram and a pelvic exam with a Pap test; women over 50 may be eligible for a convenient, take-home colorectal cancer screening kit. Appointments are limited and pre-registration is required. Uninsured/underinsured women over the age of 40 who are interested in these free screenings should contact LaToya Lawrence at 845-794-3300 ext. 2115 to see if they are eligible and to make an appointment.