MAYWOOD, IL – On Saturday, September 7, qualified women who make an appointment can receive a variety of cancer screenings as part of Loyola Medicine's 5th annual See, Test and Treat® event.
Loyola Medicine's See, Test and Treat® event will be held at the Loyola Outpatient Center, 2160 S. First Ave., Maywood, Illinois. Interested women are invited to call 708-216-7284 to verify eligibility and make an appointment. Advance registration is required and the number of appointments is limited.
Uninsured women between the ages of 30 and 64 may qualify to receive free pelvic and breast exams, Pap tests and mammograms. The event offers same-day test results and access to health education resources. Participants will be able to speak one-on-one with Loyola physicians and other healthcare experts.
"For women who are not able to regularly see a physician, this event ensures that they receive important screenings," said Eva M. Wojcik, MD, chair of Loyola's pathology department. "This event has the potential to save lives and prevent future health problems for the women who participate." Dr. Wojcik has led the event for several years with the help of a team of more than 100 Loyola healthcare professionals.
Last year, 51 women received free breast and cervical screenings as part of the event. Over the past four years, the event has provided 232 women with screenings.
See, Test and Treat® is funded in part by a grant from the College of American Pathologists Foundation.