The George Washington University Hospital to Host Cancer Screening Day on Friday, Oct. 19
WASHINGTON, DC (September 20) — The George Washington University Hospital , The George Washington University Hospital Medical Faculty Associates and The George Washington University School of Medicine will host Cancer Screening Day on Friday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Medical Faculty Associates Courtyard located at 22nd and I St., NW. Area residents will have the opportunity to take advantage of the following free screenings: full body skin screenings; prostate exams; lung function tests; and mammograms.
Open to the public, Cancer Screening Day is an opportunity to reach community members who might not otherwise have access to medical care. Free of charge, area residents will meet with a physician following their exam to discuss their personal cancer risk and review the steps for early detection.
Men between the ages of 40 and 70 are recommended to get a prostate cancer screening, including a digital rectal exam and Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) blood test.
Women seeking to get a mammogram must schedule an appointment and are eligible for screening if they are 40 and older; have not had a mammogram in the past 12 months; have not experienced breast symptoms such as a lump or breast pain; do not have breast implants; have not been treated previously for breast cancer; and have a Primary Care Physician. To schedule an appointment for a mammogram, please call 202-741-3252.