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Free breast exams offered as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month


October 9, 2008



Archived. This is an older press release from 2008 and may not contain the latest information. Please view our current press releases for 2014 items.



What:

Contra Costa Health Services will offer free breast exams to uninsured Contra Costa women at health fairs in Martinez, Pittsburg and Richmond as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Physicians, nurses, social workers, patient navigators and community cancer organizations will be on hand to provide education, answer questions and offer support. Bilingual staff will be present.

When &Where:

Martinez: 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 15, Contra Costa Regional Medical Center, Martinez Health Center, Building #1, 2500 Alhambra Ave. Contact: Maria Soto at 925-370-5868.

Pittsburg: 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 21, Pittsburg Health Center, East Clinic, 2311 Loveridge Road. For info, call 925-431-2300.

Richmond: 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 28, 2008, Richmond Health Center, 100 38th St. For info, call 510-231-1200.

Why:

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States. A woman's chance of survival is much higher if the tumors are detected early through self-exam or mammography and if followed by treatment. These health fairs are being held as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month to raise awareness about breast cancer and to help women take a more active role in their breast health.

For more information, call 925-370-5774 or visit the CCHS website at www.cchealth.org/services/womens_health/


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Press Contact
  • Marianne Bunce-Houston
  • 925-370-5822
  • 707-319-9641