Free Cervical and Breast Cancer Screenings 2016 | Loyola Medicine
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Loyola Medicine's See, Test and Treat® Event Will Offer Free Cervical and Breast Cancer Screenings to Underinsured Women

MAYWOOD, IL –  Free mammograms and Pap tests will be offered at Loyola University Medical Center to qualifying uninsured or underinsured women on Saturday, August 27, by appointment only. Women ages 30 to 64 interested in participating are invited to call 888-584-7888 to verify eligibility and make an appointment.
Funded in part by a grant from the College of American Pathologists and the CAP Foundation, this is the second year Loyola has offered the See, Test and Treat free cancer screenings.

"Early detection of breast and cervical cancers through regular screenings saves lives, so it is important for women, regardless of ability to pay, to receive care," said Eva M. Wojcik, MD, chair of Loyola's pathology department. "Thanks to this event, many women who do not regularly see a physician will receive these important health tests."

Dr. Wojcik and a team of more than 35 Loyola health care professionals will team up for the event. Qualified women who make an appointment will receive same-day results on a Pap test, a breast exam and a mammogram for those age appropriate. Participants will also be given access to health education resources and the opportunity for one-on-one discussions with Loyola physicians and other healthcare experts.

The event will be held at the Loyola Outpatient Center, 2160 S. First Ave., Maywood, Illinois. It is strictly by appointment only. Advance registration is required and the number of appointments is limited.          

About Loyola University Health System

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is a member of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system with a 61-acre main medical center campus, the 36-acre Gottlieb Memorial Hospital campus and more than 30 primary and specialty care facilities in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. Loyola University Medical Center’s campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of Chicago’s Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. At the heart of the medical center campus is a 547-licensed-bed hospital that houses a Level 1 Trauma Center, a Burn Center and the Ronald McDonald® Children's Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center. Also on campus are the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Oral Health Center as well as Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. Loyola's Gottlieb campus in Melrose Park includes the 255-licensed-bed community hospital, the Professional Office Building housing 150 private practice clinics, the Adult Day Care, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. It serves people and communities in 22 states from coast to coast with 93 hospitals, and 120 continuing care locations — including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities - that provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.