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.
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 and a comprehensive care cancer center. Botsford Hospital is also home to an extensive medical education program and is part of Michigan State University's statewide campus system. Botsford Hospital each year cares for approximately 16,000 inpatients and more than 60,000 emergency and trauma patients with a team of 2,500 employees, 300 volunteers and more than 600 physicians. A not-for-profit hospital, Botsford provided almost $10.5 million in community benefit during its 2011 fiscal year.
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