Bardstown, Ky. (September 10, 2018) – Flaget Memorial Hospital has partnered with the Kentucky Cancer Program and Bardstown Dermatology to host a free cancer screening event for the Bardstown community on Tuesday, October 9 at 5 p.m. Free screenings for breast cancer and skin cancer will take place at Flaget Memorial Hospital, located at 4359 New Shepherdsville Road, Suite 100, in Bardstown.
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer detected in men and women in the United States, with an estimated 5.4 million cases diagnosed each year, according to the American Cancer Society. Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer found in women in the U.S., with approximately 1 in 8 women diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“Screening for these common cancers is vital, as early detection ensures the best possible patient outcomes,” said Monte Martin, MD, medical oncologist, Flaget Cancer Center. “Annual breast cancer screening, such as digital mammography and tomosynthesis, is recommended for women ages 40 and older. Those with suspicious moles or other irregular spots should receive a total body exam by a qualified provider to screen for skin cancer.”
Free breast cancer screenings will be available for women ages 40 and older, and skin cancer screenings will be available for adults of all ages at the event. Attendees will also receive a wide range of cancer prevention and education materials.
Reservations are recommended for the cancer screenings, but walk-ins are also welcome. Please call 502.350.5700 to RSVP by Friday, October 5. For more information about the event, visit www.kentuckyonehealth.org//flaget-memorial-hospital/services/cancer-care.
About Flaget Memorial Hospital
Flaget Memorial Hospital is located in Bardstown, Ky. The 52-bed facility provides care for patients from Nelson, Hardin, Marion, Washington, Spencer, Bullitt and LaRue counties. The award-winning hospital was founded in 1951 by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. Nationally recognized for orthopedic care, surgical care and inpatient satisfaction, the hospital offers a complete array of services, including cancer care, weight loss surgery, cosmetic care, pain management, general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, and maternity care. The Cancer Center is proud to be able to provide full support and cancer care to patients through its medical and radiation oncology programs.
About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health, part of Catholic Health Initiatives, is one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and includes hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies. KentuckyOne Health is dedicated to bringing wellness, healing and hope to all, including the underserved.
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