For immediate release by:
David A. Papi, Director-Health Officer
Middlesex County Public Health Department
April 8, 2010  
Contact:
John Dowd, HERC
Middlesex County Public Health Department
732-745-3135
john.dowd@co.middlesex.nj.us

 

Cancer Screening Event Scheduled

The Middlesex County Public Health Department’s Cancer Coalition, the Robert Wood Johnson South Asian Total Health Initiative and the Cancer Institute of New Jersey are sponsoring a cancer screening and education event. 

The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, April 11 at the Minnie Veal Recreation Center, 1070 Grove Ave., Edison.

Residents who meet eligibility requirements may participate in breast and prostate cancer screening. 

Funding for the event is supported by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services Office of Cancer Control and Prevention and New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection program.

Middlesex County Freeholder Deputy Director Ronald G. Rios, chair of the County’s Public Health and Education Committee, said: “I am extremely proud of the dedication of the Public Health staff and our health partners as we seek to improve the health and quality of life of the residents of this County through our collaborative efforts.  Education and early prevention are always the keys to healthy living.”

David A. Papi, Director-Health Officer of the Middlesex County Public Health Department stated: “It is important for everyone to be aware of their health. I ask that residents talk to their doctors about cancer screening. Early detection is the best way to diagnose and treat cancer.”

           
It is recommended for women to receive a mammogram beginning at age 40. Men age 50 and over should have an annual prostate screening. You may be eligible for a free screening. Early detection saves lives.

For additional information about the Middlesex County Public Health Department Cancer Coalition call (732) 745-3140. For more information about the Middlesex County Public Health Department Cancer Education and Early Detection program, call (732) 745-3127 for English or (732) 745-3107 for Spanish.

 
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