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CATSKILL REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER PRESS ROOM


CRMC WOMEN’S HEALTH CENTER TO OFFER FREE CANCER SCREENINGS FOR ELIGIBLE WOMEN - 12/20/2010

Screenings to take place on Jan. 10 and 24

December 20, 2010 - Harris, N.Y. - Catskill Regional Medical Center (CRMC), in conjunction with the Sullivan County Cancer Services Program, is pleased to announce two dates devoted to free cancer screening for women. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Jan. 10 and 24, free breast, cervical and colon cancer screenings will be available to eligible uninsured and underinsured women over the age of 40 at the CRMC Women's Health Center at 60 Jefferson Street in Monticello. 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 breast cancer last year. Screening for breast cancer with a clinical breast exam and a screening mammogram can help physicians detect forms of breast cancer early when they are the 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 Ms. LaToya Lawrence at 845-794-3300 ext. 2115 to see if they are eligible and to schedule an appointment.