In effort to promote early detection and prevention, WVU Cancer Institute’s Mobile Cancer Screening Program will be offering screening mammograms and lung cancer screening for eligible individuals June 17 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Windmill Park in Fairmont.
No West Virginia resident who meets screening criteria will be turned away due to inability to pay. Medicare, Medicaid, WVBCCSP, and most private insurances will be accepted as payment.
Eligible individuals include:
- Screening Mammogram: Women ages 40 and over who have not had a screening mammogram within the last year.
- Lung Cancer Screening: Men and women ages 50 to 80, with a heavy smoking history, who currently smoke or who have quit smoking within the last 15 years.
Prospective patients must contact Whitney Robinson at 304-694-6283 to schedule an appointment. Patients must bring an order for screening, identification card, and insurance card (if applicable).
In addition to lung and breast cancer screenings, attendees are also invited to receive free blood pressure and blood sugar screenings. No appointments are necessary for these screenings and there are no eligibility requirements.
“Early detection is key to successful cancer treatment, and we want to do everything we can to support our members and community in maintaining their health and wellness,” Robinson said.
Faith Community Nursing efforts are being supported by a gift from the Rusty and Kimberly Hutson Family Foundation. Their gift was awarded via the WVU Foundation, the nonprofit organization that receives and administers private donations on behalf of the University.
For more information about Faith Community Nursing, please contact Dr. Angel Smothers at email@example.com.