The Armes Family Cancer Care Center, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System, will offer a community screening and wellness day event on Saturday, June 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Several health screenings will be offered at this event, which will take place at The Armes Family Cancer Care Center located at 15990 Medical Drive South in Findlay.
Skin, head and neck cancer screenings will be available by appointment only and can be scheduled by calling 419.429.6428.
Screenings available by walk-in include breast cancer, lung cancer, colon cancer, bone density, hereditary cancer risk assessment, and general wellness including glucose and blood pressure checks.
Post-screening, patients will be referred to respective health providers for consultation if necessary. Certain patients may qualify to receive a fecal immunochemical test (FIT) kit after the conclusion of the colon cancer screening for further analysis. Similarly, patients who meet certain criteria may schedule a free mammogram at the conclusion of their breast cancer screening, funded by a grant from Susan G. Komen of Northwest Ohio. Furthermore, lung cancer screenings may result in referral to the Lung Cancer Screening Program if qualified.
Additionally, information regarding smoking cessation, living will and power of attorney preparation, HPV vaccination, cancer prevention, and more will be available.
All individuals are encouraged to receive information on screenings and wellness. Those who have a family history of cancer, use tobacco or alcohol products, do not receive regular dental screenings, or do not receive regular wellness checks from their family physician are especially encouraged to attend. Family physicians can also perform these screenings if individuals cannot attend this special event.
The Armes Family Cancer Care Center provides a full spectrum of cancer care services within a centralized community campus for expert cancer care. To learn more about these services, call 419.423.5522. For questions about this 2019 Community Screening and Wellness Day, choose option five upon calling.