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February 16, 2014

Free March cancer screenings offered

Tonawanda News — Throughout the month of March, free colon cancer risk assessments and in- home screening kits will be available for qualified men and women age 50 through 64 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the following locations:

• March 3 — Mt. St. Mary’s Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston

• March 4 —  Mt. St. Mary’s Neighborhood Health Center, 3101 Ninth St., Niagara Falls.

• March 10 —  Eastern Niagara Hospital, Lockport, 521 East Ave., Lockport

• March 18 — Summit Healthplex, 6934 Williams Road, Niagara Falls.

• March 19 —  Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th Street, Niagara Falls.

• March 24 —  DeGraff Memorial Hospital, 445 Tremont St., North Tonawanda

No appointments are necessary. For uninsured individuals, the cost of processing the kits will be covered by the Cancer Services Program. Those with health insurance should bring their insurance cards.

This event is being sponsored by the Niagara County Department of Health Cancer Services Program in collaboration with all Niagara County hospitals. The program provides free colon cancer screening for men and women age 50 through 64 and free breast and cervical cancer screening for uninsured women ages 40 through 64. For more information, call the Cancer Services Program of Niagara County at 278-8254.

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