GENESEE COUNTY — Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute (GHCI) will conduct a free breast cancer screening event April 22, from 5-7 pm at GHCI, located at 302 Kensington Avenue in Flint.
Screenings are open to women and men, age 18 and older.
No appointment or registration is necessary. Simply walk in between the hours of 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., and you will see a physician who will conduct the exam.
If the physician determines a mammogram is needed, it will be scheduled for a later date and provided free of charge to those uninsured or underinsured who cannot afford co-pays. Financial support from the Pink Par-Tee allows Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute to offer the free breast screening event.
Pink Par-Tee began with two young mothers who were members of Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club, who wanted to honor a friend who was diagnosed with breast cancer. Since its beginnings in 2010, the organization has raised close to $1 million – all to help in the fight against breast cancer.
For more information about the free breast screening event, call Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute at 810-762- 8226.
Breast cancer cannot be prevented, but you can take steps to help detect it in its early stages. In addition to taking advantage of the free screening offered at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, women of all ages are encouraged to perform breast self-exams at least once a month. Breast self-exams will help women become familiar with how your breasts look and feel so you can alert your physician if you identify any changes. When breast cancer is detected early, it can be treated more successfully, increasing the chances for survival.
Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute provides the newest treatments and technology in a warm, welcoming, home-like setting – right here where you need us. Visit ghci.org for more information. — G.G.