May 1, 2012 - Harris, N.Y. – Catskill Regional Medical Center (CRMC), in conjunction with the Sullivan County Cancer Services Program, has announced a day devoted to cancer screening for eligible women. On Monday, May 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 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 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 845-794-3300 ext. 2115 to see if they are eligible and to make an appointment.