Cone Health offers free prostate and cervical cancer screenings
As part of its dedication to raising cancer awareness throughout the community, Cone Health Cancer Center will be offering several prostate cancer screenings to men between the ages of 40 to 64 throughout the month of September, in honor of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.
Each screening participant will receive a PSA blood test, along with a digital exam in private physician offices. The next screening will be held on Monday, Sept. 16 at 6 p.m. at the Cone Health Cancer Center. Additional screening will be offered on Sept. 24 at Annie Penn Hospital, Sept. 30 at Brown Summit Family Medicine, and Oct. 7 at Western Rockingham Family Medicine in Madison.
In honor of Gynecological Cancer Awareness Month, Cone Health will be offering free cervical cancer screenings to the public as well, to women 21 and older who do not have health insurance or can’t afford their co-pays. The screenings will be held Oct. 14 at Cone Health Cancer Center, Oct. 21 at High Point MedCenter, and Oct. 28 at Annie Penn Hospital.
Cone Health is also proud to be a part of the North Carolina Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program (BCCCP) which provides free or low-cost breast and cervical cancer screenings and follow-up services to eligible women in the region.
Early detection is critical to increasing cancer survival rates; therefore Cone Health Cancer Services not only offers prostate and cervical cancer screenings, they also offer free breast, skin, colorectal and oral cancer screenings to the community throughout the year.
To find out about upcoming cancer screenings and eligibility, visit conehealth.com or call Cone Health Cancer Center at 832-1100.
Christine Brannock is the oncology outreach manager at Cone Health Cancer Center. Christine earned a Bachelor of Science in public health education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2001, and an associate degree in nursing at Guilford Technical Community College in 2004. She has been an employee at Cone Health for thirteen years.