FULTON, NY ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Oswego County OpportunitiesÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ Cancer Services Program Partnership of Oswego County has partnered with Oswego Health to offer women with limited or no health insurance the opportunity to receive free mammograms, breast exams and other cancer screenings.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œWe are pleased to be working with Oswego Health and offering an even greater opportunity for women to learn about their risk and get screened for breast cancer,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â said Carolyn Handville, coordinator of OCOÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Cancer Services Program Partnership of Oswego County. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œAll women 40 and over should have an annual mammogram and clinical breast exam. Women 20 to 39 should have a clinical breast exam once a year. A mammogram along with a clinical breast exam is an effective tool to detect breast cancer in its early stage and has been successful in reducing overall cancer and mortality.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
Handville said Oswego Hospital will be offering free mammograms and clinical breast exams as well as pap smears and pelvic exams to women with limited or no health insurance by appointment only on Thursday (Oct. 16) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Putting these screenings off today, could affect your life tomorrow!
Call 592-7877 ext. 228, to take advantage of these free screenings and make your appointment today.
Appointments are required.
For more information, call OCOÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Cancer Services Program Partnership of Oswego County at 592-7877, ext. 228.
OCO is a private, non-profit agency that has been supporting communities throughout Oswego County since 1966.
OCO is a United Way of Greater Oswego county member agency.
For more information, visit www.oco.org