REMOVE BARRIERS TO EARLY CANCER DETECTION

For Hampton Roads Women See, Test & Treat® free cervical and breast cancer screening

program delivers same-day test results to area women in need

WHAT:With support from the College of American Pathologists Foundation, the Hampton Roads Community Health Center will provide free cervical and breast cancer screening, same-day results, and access to follow-up care for local women in need.

WHEN:TODAY – Saturday, October 12, 2019 – 8am – 2pm

WHERE:664 Lincoln Street, Portsmouth, Virginia 23704

WHO:Dr. Crystal Moore, MD, PhD, FCAP, Clinical Pathologist, leads the collaborative screening. Dr. Moore is a Hampton Roads native, board-certified Fellow of the College of American Pathologists and expert on sexual health.

Pathologists, physicians who diagnose diseases through laboratory medicine, are uniquely qualified to explain how regular cervical and breast cancer screenings and immediate test results can help reduce deaths caused by these cancers. The volunteer clinical team includes cytopathologists, gynecologists, internists, radiologists, residents, nurses, medical students, technologists of various specialties, community health professionals, and many more.

WHY:Each year, about 12,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer. Among some underserved groups, the incidence is 25% higher than that of the general population. And yet, with regular screening, cervical cancer can be nearly eliminated. When breast cancer is diagnosed in its earliest, localized stages, the five-year survival rate is 98%.

The Hampton Roads Community health Center’s See, Test & Treat program targets local underserved women, including Asian, Hispanic and African American women. Multilingual outreach includes translation services on site.

About the College of American Pathologists Foundation

The CAP Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the College of American Pathologists, the leading organization of board-certified pathologists, which serves patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide. The CAP Foundation supports patient-centered and humanitarian initiatives lead by pathologists, striving to connect people in underserved communities with the specialized skills of pathologists.

About The Hampton Roads Community Health Center

The Hampton Roads Community Health Center is a non-profit, federally qualified health center that provides health and dental care to patients, regardless of their insurance status. For more information about the Hampton Roads Community Health Center visit www.hrchc.org.