The Regional Cancer Center of Union Hospital will offer a free Cancer Screening Day especially designed for adult men and women in the community who are uninsured or underinsured. Those attending will have to option to select screening for breast, cervical, prostate, lung, skin, colon, and oral cancer.
The event will be Saturday, March 25 with appointments offered between 9 a.m. and noon. Cancer Screening Day will be hosted at the new UPS Family Health Center North office at 110 Dublin Drive in Dover, across from Buehler’s Supermarket in Dover.
Appointments are required for all screening and can be made by calling 1-330-363-5245 to register. Participants will be asked questions to determine if they meet screening eligibility guidelines when they schedule an appointment.
The Regional Cancer Center at Union Hospital encourages people with a family history of cancer or those who have never been screened to take advantage of the free cancer screenings.
Cancer screenings will be performed by physicians, nurses, and medical assistants from Union Hospital Physician Services, Union Hospital Community Health and Wellness, and the Regional Cancer Center.
The Regional Cancer Center is located on the campus of Union Hospital in Dover and is operated jointly by Union and Aultman Hospital in Canton. The Center has provided cancer treatment to thousands of local patients using radiation therapy.
Cancer Screening Day will also offer educational materials that teach the signs and symptoms of cancer as well as important screening guidelines for men and women. Women age 40 and older should have annual mammograms, and men 50 and older should discuss risk factors with a doctor to consider prostate cancer screening. African-American men and any man with a family history of prostate cancer should consider prostate screening sooner at an earlier age. People age 55-74 who are current smokers or have quit less than 15 years ago, should talk to a doctor about lung cancer screening.