Free mammogram and pap test
By Bob LaMendola, Florida Department of Health in Broward
Women: Put yourself first this Mother’s Day by finding out if you qualify for a free mammogram and pap test, courtesy of the Florida Department of Health in Broward County and Holy Cross Hospital.
Qualified women up to age 65 with little or no health insurance can get the two free screenings from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Holy Cross Dorothy Mangurian Comprehensive Women’s Center in Fort Lauderdale.
The cancer-detecting screenings will be provided to women who do not have coverage or whose insurance does not fully cover the tests. They can also receive free clinical breast exams and breast health information.
Qualified women ages 50 to 64 will be screened by DOH-Broward’s Florida Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program. The program partners with many agencies to provide free mammograms and pap tests throughout the community year-round.
Qualified women under age 50 will be screened by Holy Cross, which is among several agencies in the community that offer free mammograms funded by organizations such as Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation.
The Mangurian Center located at 1000 N.E. 56 St., Fort Lauderdale.
An annual mammogram has been identified as a strong way to detect breast cancer, and the pap test is a reliable way to detect cervical cancer.
More information call (954) 762-3649 to learn if you qualify and to register for the free screenings.