Press-Republican

Letters To The Editor

February 8, 2013

Letters to the Editor: Feb. 8, 2013

(Continued)

Screenings may include Pap and pelvic tests, clinical breast exams, mammograms and colorectal cancer screenings. 

The program is partnered with many providers in Clinton County, including all of the local OB/GYN offices. If screenings come back with abnormal results, diagnostic services are available through the program at no cost.

For more information or to see if you’re eligible, call 1-866-442-CANCER; this line is staffed 24/7, and you will be connected to an office near you. Remember, the key to treatment and prevention is early detection. The call could save your life.

On behalf of Main Streets Go Blue and National Colon Cancer Awareness Month in March, Cancer Services Program of Clinton County is holding the Winter Blues Walk. Join us March 23 at U.S. Oval, Plattsburgh. Registration will be at 10:30 and the walk will begin at 11 a.m.

The purpose is to educate and promote awareness for colorectal cancer, which according to the CDC, is the third leading cause of cancer death in the nation.

Pre-registration is encouraged; to pre-register call 565-4993 or visit http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9RXCKXH. The first 100 people to pre-register will receive a Winter Blues Walk T-shirt. The event is free, and people of all ages are welcome.

SAMANTHA AHLFELD

AmeriCorps volunteer

CSP Main Streets Go Blue Committee member

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Letters To The Editor