October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month and to help promote early detection and prevention, medical professionals at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth have teamed up to offer free cervical and breast cancer exams to uninsured and underinsured women in the Sunnyside community. Sunnyside, an area just south of downtown Houston, was identified in government surveys as one that is underserved. Last year, up to 150 patients were screened and received same-day test results.

WHAT:  Free cervical and breast cancer exams for women ages 21 to 64

During the event, which takes place from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., patients will receive free cervical and breast cancer exams, with results and treatment available the same day. There will also be free mammograms, HIV and hepatitis tests, HPV vaccines, blood pressure exams, health education resources and various activities for children.

WHO: Physicians and residents from McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, Houston Methodist Hospital

 WHEN:           Oct. 8, 7:00 a.m. – 1 p.m.

 WHERE:         Sunnyside Health Center

                  4605 Wilmington Street, Houston, TX 77051

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