Health Department Offers Low Cost Cancer Screening
The Clifton Health Department is sponsoring a low cost Women’s Cancer Screening from 8:30 am to 10:30 am Friday, June 21st at Clifton City Hall, 900 Clifton Avenue, 2nd Floor. The screening includes pap test, pelvic exam, physical breast exam, and blood pressure test for a fee of $15.00. Colorectal cancer screening testing kits will be available for $10.00. Referrals for lower cost mammography are available upon request. Mammograms are not done on site. Dawn Ammirata, Advance Practical Nurse, is attending the women’s cancer screening clinic.
Jane Scarfo, RN, Nursing Supervisor, says, “A pap test can save a woman’s life. It can find cancer of the cervix, which is a common cancer in women, before it moves to other parts of the body. If caught early, the chance of curing cervical cancer is very high. Pap tests also find infections and abnormal cervical cells that can turn into cancer cells.” It is important for all women to have pap tests, along with pelvic exams, as part of their routine health care. However, you do not need to be tested every year if you are over age 70 and have had a number of pap tests, and have been told by your doctor that you don’t need to be tested anymore. Everyone else age 21 years and older needs an annual pap test. If you are under 21 years old, and have been sexually active for three years you also need to be tested annually. Make a healthy choice and get tested!
Please call (973) 470-5760 to schedule your appointment.
The screenings are open to residents of Clifton and Little Falls.
The Clifton Health Department is a contractual health agency serving the Township of Little Falls.