WVU Cancer Institute screening event set for Saturday
Monday, May 13, 2019
Men and women of all ages should make healthy lifestyle choices to reduce the risk of developing cancer and other serious diseases. Screening tests are also an important part of a healthy lifestyle and provide the best chance of detecting cancer as early as possible.
The WVU Cancer Institute will host a cancer screening event from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 18, at the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center, 1 Medical Center Drive, Morgantown.
The event will offer free screenings for breast, oral, and skin cancer; low-cost screenings for lung and cervical cancer; and lab testing, including blood, urine, and metabolic panels.
Bonnie’s Bus will be available to offer mammography for women who have private insurance, Medicaid, and Medicare, as well as under or uninsured women who qualify for the West Virginia Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program. Grant funds and donations are available to pay for women without coverage so that no woman age 40 or over is turned away.
Bonnie’s Bus a mobile mammography unit that travels across West Virginia, offering breast cancer screening in a comfortable, convenient environment. Since 2009, Bonnie’s Bus has provided more than 18,600 mammograms and detected at least 87 cases of breast cancer.
Pre-registration for the cancer screenings is required and space is limited. For those only interested in the lab testing, walk-ins are welcome.
For more information or to register, call 855-WVU-CARE, or visit https://wvumedicine.org/info/cancerscreening2019/.