Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Free Cancer Screenings for Women

This post is a public service announcement. 

Registration is ongoing for free cervical, breast and oral cancer screenings and education March 25 for qualifying uninsured and underinsured women.

The UMMC Cancer Center and Research Institute and the College of American Pathologists Foundation are hosting the 8 a.m.-2 p.m. event at the CCRI outpatient clinics at the Jackson Medical Mall. The annual See, Test and Treat program seeks to lower deaths from these cancers and provide health education to participants.

Cancer screenings and education will include an age-appropriate mammogram for those ages 40-64, a cervical cancer screening Pap test for ages 21-64, and oral cancer screenings for all. Participants will receive prompt results to ensure timely follow-up.

Clinicians will be on site to discuss any findings or questions regarding follow-up care. Call 601-815-3572 or go to www.umc.edu/SeeTestTreat to determine eligibility and to set up an appointment.


Anonymous said...

I hope underinsured or non-insured women will take advantage of this. The last time I visited my GYN, I was told that my insurance "will not pay for or cover a PAP but every 5 years". "Would you like to pay $50 to have a PAP today anyway?" Thank God I can pay the $50. There are so many who cannot. So to the old, white, male asshole insurance executives making these decisions for women.... yes, I'll pay for the PAP today. I'd like to know if I have freaking cervical cancer now instead of finding out when it's too late. Our system is so screwed up.

Anonymous said...

11:23 AMEN
These insurance decision makers are criminals! Hello Blue Cross Blue Shield!

Anonymous said...

Blame Congress and the lobbyists for continuing the exemption of the insurance industry from antitrust scrutiny.

Anonymous said...

11:23 and 12:36 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi has a female CEO and CFO so knock it off with the male bashing.

Anonymous said...

What 4:44 said.......

Anonymous said...

A very nice lady who was a friend of mine told me to tell my wife and others to never neglect their annual exams. This after she was diagnosed with terminal cancer that could probably could have been delt with if caught early enough.


Just an old white dude said...

I was there today to get my first day of a 3 day session of chemotherapy. That first bag of bad juice they hang on the IV tree that gets stuck in my arm gets billed to my insurance to the tune of $53,000. No, that's not a typo. Fifty three thousand dollars for a bag of liquid. And I get it every 21 days, and my non BCBS insurance pays 100 percent of it. Never really gave cancer much thought til I was personally diagnosed with it. Makes me think of the vast economy that exists from oncologists to cancer centers to big pharma. That's a big economy as long as patients can be "treated"....find a "cure" and it's an economy that wouldn't exist. Think and chew on that, Jack.

Anonymous said...

Sadly most of your respondents are poorly educated.

Insurance companies are following the science on how frequently a woman needs to have a Pap.

There is no evidence that a yearly Pap lowers the incidence or death rate from cervical cancer.

But don't let the facts get in the way.

Here is the American Cancer Society's recommendations. Not hard to find. Just Google them.


Easier just to bash insurance companies than to think.

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