For Release: September 18, 2012
Jim Gosky 330.344.6083, firstname.lastname@example.org
Amy Kilgore 330.344.6014, email@example.com
Cancer is usually unpredictable and unexpected, and every type develops at a different pace. The good news is that cancer detected in its earliest stages has the best chance for successful treatment – and the best way to detect it early is through screening. Akron General is pleased to offer a free screening for cervical cancer to women who are uninsured or underinsured.
Cervical cancer was once a common cause of cancer death in women, but the Pap test has led to a significant decline in the number of deaths as the test detects early signs of this cancer. A free Pap test and pelvic exam will be provided for uninsured and underinsured women on Saturday, October 20, from 8:30 a.m.-noon at the Akron General Women’s Health Clinic, 676 South Broadway Street, Akron. Please call 330-344-AGMC (2462) to make an appointment for this life-saving screening.
About Akron General Health System
Akron General Health System is a not-for-profit healthcare organization with the mission of improving the health and lives of the people and communities we serve. Akron General Health System includes: Akron General Medical Center, a 511-bed teaching and research medical center, and Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Institute, the area's largest provider of rehabilitation services; Akron General Partners, which includes Partners Physician Group, the Akron General Health & Wellness Centers, Lodi Community Hospital, Community Health Centers and other companies; Akron General Community Health Ventures, which includes Visiting Nurse Service and Affiliates, the largest and most comprehensive provider of home healthcare services in Ohio; and Akron General Development Foundation. Akron General has earned the prestigious National Research Corporation (NRC) Consumer Choice Award for 14 out of 16 years. Recently, U.S. News & World Report ranked Akron General Medical Center as the seventh best hospital in Ohio and Becker’s Hospital Review named Akron General Medical Center one of the nation’s top 100 hospitals. For more information about Akron General Health System, visit About Us.