2018-04-15 / Health

Free cancer screenings Saturday, April 21 in Owosso

OWOSSO – Memorial Healthcare will be holding a free cancer screening event on Saturday, April 21, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Medical Arts Building, 721 N. Shiawassee St. in Owosso. Memorial’s oncology physician specialists will be preforming the screenings.

This event is open to everyone and will include cancer screenings for breast (clinical breast exam), prostate, and skin. Lab services will also be available for Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA), and a take-home colorectal cancer screening kit will be available.

American Cancer Society recommendations for age limits will be followed for screenings. Guidelines for clinical breast exams are once a year for women age 40 and older and every three years for women age 20-39. Clinical prostate exams and PSA tests are to be performed yearly for men age 50 and older and colorectal screening tests should be administered yearly to men and women age 50 and older.

Pre-registration is required. Reservations can be made by contacting Memorial’s Call Center at (989) 729- 6422 or toll-free at 1-866-900-6422. Walk-ins will be accepted up to one hour prior to closing.

Community cancer screenings are provided in conjunction with Memorial Healthcare Foundation, Silver Stars, and the Community Cancer Fund.

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