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News Eagle - Hawley, PA
  •  Cancer screening available for low-income, uninsured women

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    Maternal and Family Health Services (MFHS) offers programs that empower women to seek early detection and treatment of breast and cervical cancer by removing the financial barriers to screening services for low-income or uninsured women in Northeast Pennsylvania.
    The Healthy Woman Cancer Screening Program, funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the Pennsylvania Department of Health, provides a full range of diagnostic services, such as pap tests, pelvic examinations, mammograms, ultrasounds, clinical breast examinations, biopsies and education on breast care.
    Eligible women must meet the following eligibility requirements:
    * Ages 40 – 64 (Individuals under 40 who meet eligibility guidelines, have high risk factors, or have a family history of breast cancer may also be eligible)
    * No medical insurance or limited insurance with a high deductible
    * Low to moderate income, for example: $27,925 for 1 person, $37,825 for a family two
    * United States citizen,
    Immediate appointments are available.
    Maternal and Family Health Services encourages women throughout Pennsylvania to use Cervical Health Awareness Month as an opportunity to schedule for themselves and encourage other women in their lives to do the same. Early intervention and treatment is the key to prevention, and the MFHS reproductive health and HealthyWoman programs can help low-income women remove the barriers keeping them from the lifesaving services they need.
    The MFHS staff at Circle of Care, Hawley are ready to help. Their offices are located at the Hawley SIlk Mill, second floor, with convenient access from the right side of the building. Their offices may be contacted at (570)390-5000.
    For more information, visit www.mfhs.org, or call 1-800-367-6347.
     
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