Botsford News Release
Farmington Hills, Mich. (August 30, 2010)---The Botsford Hospital Cancer Center will host a free cancer screening and educational event on Saturday, October 2 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Screenings offered will include mammograms for breast cancer, prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test for prostate cancer, stool guaiac test and digital rectal exam for colorectal cancer, oral screenings with the ViziLite Plus System for head and neck cancers, and skin checks for skin cancer. Preliminary familial counseling will be available for people interested in learning about family medical history and cancer. All screenings will be free and will follow the American Cancer Society’s guidelines.
Educational presentations with nationally recognized physicians include:
Breast Cancer: Risk Factors, Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment
Cynthia Sandona, D.O.
Sun Safety and Skin Cancer Prevention
Francicsa Kartono, D.O.
Human papillomavirus (HPV) and Cancer
Judith Joslin-Page, D.O.
Cancer Screening–Knowledge is Power
Savitha Balaraman, M.D.
New Innovations in the Diagnosis of Lung Cancer
Phil Kaplan, D.O.
The Value of PSA Screening and Prostate Cancer
Jeffrey Schock, D.O.
Advance registration for the screenings is required. To register, please call the Botsford Cancer Center at (248) 471-8120.
The Botsford Cancer Center is located at 27900 Grand River Avenue in Farmington Hills. A special thank you to Botsford Center for Health Improvement, Healthwise Home Health Care, Zila Pharmaceuticals, Breadsmith of Bloomfield Hills, Whole Foods, Avon, Conde Nast, Lancome and Trader Joe’s for donating gifts and products for this event.
ABOUT BEAUMONT HEALTH
Beaumont Health is a not-for-profit organization formed by Beaumont Health System, Botsford Health Care and Oakwood Healthcare in 2014 to provide patients with the benefit of greater access to the highest quality, compassionate care, no matter where they live in southeast Michigan. The organization has budgeted net revenue of $4.1 billion and consists of eight hospitals with 3,337 beds, 168 outpatient sites, nearly 5000 physicians and 35,000 employees and about 3,500 volunteers. In 2014, the combined organizations had 175,675 inpatient admissions, 16,229 births and 492,148 emergency visits. Beaumont Health is the largest health system in Michigan for inpatient admissions and net patient revenue. For more information, visit beaumonthealth.org.
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