SOMC offering free breast cancer screenings this summer

Free clinical breast exams will be provided at Southern Ohio Medical Center this summer. The first screening is being offered on June 21 at the SOMC Breast Center, located at the Main Campus.

“We’re offering free mammograms to women who are uninsured or underinsured as part of our Hands of Hope program,” Breast Health Navigator Kim Richendollar said.

After the June 21 screening, there will be additional exams at the Breast Center on July 26, August 7 and September 20. On October 9, free breast exams will be provided at the SOMC Cancer Center. Screenings conducted at the SOMC Breast Center will offer same-day mammography if needed.

“Individuals that are age 40 or older, or younger with a family history of breast cancer or have an abnormal finding on a self breast exam are encouraged to register and take advantage of this program,” Richendollar said.

SOMC’s Hands of Hope program is funded in part by The Columbus Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

To register for a free clinical breast exam, contact the SOMC Volunteer office at 740-356-8234. Medical questions should be directed to Kim Richendollar at 740-356-7465.