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Protect Your Tomorrows: Get Free Cancer Screening at Botsford Cancer Center

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: 
9:15 a.m. 
Breast Cancer: Risk Factors, Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment 
Cynthia Sandona, D.O. 
 
10:00 a.m. 
Sun Safety and Skin Cancer Prevention 
Francicsa Kartono, D.O. 
 
10:45 a.m. 
Human papillomavirus (HPV) and Cancer 
Judith Joslin-Page, D.O. 
 
11:30 a.m. 
Cancer Screening–Knowledge is Power 
Savitha Balaraman, M.D. 
 
12:15 p.m. 
New Innovations in the Diagnosis of Lung Cancer 
Phil Kaplan, D.O. 
 
1:00 p.m. 
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.

Beaumont Health is a not-for-profit organization formed by Beaumont Health System, Botsford Health Care and Oakwood Healthcare to provide high-quality, efficient, accessible services in a caring environment for southeastern Michigan residents and beyond. As one of Beaumont Health's eight hospitals, Botsford Hospital is a multi-specialty 330-bed hospital and verified trauma center located in Farmington Hills, Michigan. The campus also houses an imaging center, a comprehensive care cancer center and an extensive medical education program---part of Michigan State University's Statewide Campus System. Annually, Botsford cares for about 16,000 inpatients and more than 60,000 emergency and trauma patients with a team of approximately 2,500 employees, 300 volunteers and 600 physicians.

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