Central Georgians took advantage of the Georgia Cancer Foundation’s (GCF) FREE Cancer Screening Day (CSD) Saturday, September 18, as approximately 450 people received screenings for breast, prostate, skin, and colon cancers at five locations throughout central Georgia. This brings the total number of people screened during two CSDs this year to nearly 2,000, counting the 1,500 who were screened during the Greater Atlanta/North Georgia screening day in April.
GCF Executive Director Brenda Horne called the day a success.
“We are very pleased that so many people in central Georgia recognize the importance of early detection and not only signed up, but showed up, to receive this tremendous service.”
Since 1999, GCF has performed approximately 11,000 screenings for almost 6,000 people and detected nearly 2,000 abnormal results.
At the screenings, licensed medical professionals conducted physical exams for breast, prostate, and skin cancers and blood was drawn for prostate testing for men. Participants requesting colon screenings received education on the use of a special take-home test kit.
The screening sites included Macon, Milledgeville, Hawkinsville, Soperton, and Swainsboro.
The next CSD is scheduled for April 30, 2005 in Greater Atlanta/North Georgia.
The Georgia Cancer Foundation, established in 1975 as a nonprofit, charitable organization, provides professional cancer education, as well as early detection programs and support throughout the continuum of cancer care for residents of Georgia.