SOMC to Host Free Breast Cancer Screenings

Southern Ohio Medical Center will host free breast cancer screenings from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 18 and from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at the SOMC Cancer Center, 1121 Kinneys Lane in Portsmouth.

The event is open to local uninsured and underinsured women and free clinical breast exams will be provided. Free mammograms will also be provided through the Hands of Hope program funded by the Columbus Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure in cooperation with Southern Ohio Medical Center and the Scioto Foundation. The mammograms will be scheduled through the SOMC Breast Center.

Women age 40 or older or younger women with a family history of breast cancer are encouraged to attend. Registration is required and can be made by calling the SOMC Volunteer Office at 740-356-8234.