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Aultman Holds Free Cancer Screening Day March 22

by ricky white | Feb 18, 2014
On March 22, the Aultman Cancer Center will continue its commitment to cancer awareness and prevention with its 13th annual free Cancer Screening Day. Registration begins Feb. 24.

CANTON, Ohio (Feb. 3, 2014) – On March 22, the Aultman Cancer Center will continue its commitment to cancer awareness and prevention with its 13th annual free Cancer Screening Day. Registration begins Feb. 24.

The Aultman Cancer Center encourages people with a family history or those who have never been screened for cancer to make an appointment. Free cancer screening options on March 22 will include breast, cervical, colon, head and neck, lung, prostate and skin.

Screenings are being held from 8 a.m.-noon and are open to the public. However, appointments must be made in advance and fill quickly. For more information or to make an appointment, call 330-363-6281. Reservations will be accepted Feb. 24-March 20, Monday-Thursday from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Educational materials will also be available to teach the signs and symptoms of the different types of cancer, as well as important screening guidelines for men and women as they age. Women 40 years of age and older should have mammograms once a year, and men 50 and older should consider prostate cancer screenings. African-American men and any man who has other men in his family with prostate cancer should consider prostate screening sooner, at age 45.

The best cancer prevention is to live a healthy lifestyle. In summary, don’t use tobacco products, limit your time in the sun and use sunscreen with SPF of at least 15, lead a physically active life and take control of your weight.

This 13th annual event is just one way that Aultman and its employees – who volunteer their time for this event – are committed to fighting the nation’s second most common cause of death.

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