University Hospital in Newark holds event offering free cancer screenings

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The third annual See, Test & Treat health screening event is being held at the Rutgers Cancer Institute in University Hospital in Newark Saturday, where attendees can get free cancer screenings.

Those who are uninsured or underinsured can get free health screenings with same-day results and access to follow-up care. There is also a community health fair being held at the hospital.

The screenings available include breast and cervical cancer screenings, hepatitis C screenings, blood pressure checks, HPV vaccines, eye exams and colo-rectal screening kits.

Registration is required for breast, cervical and hepatitis C screenings. All other services will be available on a walk-in basis.

Breast cancer is expected to claim the lives of over 42,000 people this year. When breast cancer is detected in its earliest stages, the 5-year survival rate is 98%.

Organizers say viewed materials will be available in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Creole.

 

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