Free Prostate Cancer Screening and Breast Cancer Risk Assessment at Cancer Care Partners

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On Wednesday, October 5, 2011 from 3:00 until 5:00pm, Cancer Care Partners will provide free prostate cancer screenings and breast cancer risk assessments to the public.

On Wednesday, October 5, 2011 from 3:00 until 5:00pm, Cancer Care Partners will provide free prostate cancer screenings and breast cancer risk assessments to the public. Since space is limited, reservations are required and can be made by calling 574-204-7444. Cancer Care Partners is located at 301 East Day Road in Mishawaka.

Screenings for prostate cancer will include a DRE and PSA test. Breast cancer risk assessments also include education about breast health.

According to the American Cancer Society, over 240,000 new cases of prostate cancer and over 230,000 cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in the United States this year. Cancer screenings and risk assessments increase the chance of detecting many cancers in the very early stages, when they are easier to treat and cure.

About Cancer Care Partners

Cancer Care Partners is a joint venture between IU Health Goshen Center for Cancer Care and The South Bend Clinic. It is the only cancer center in St. Joseph County to bring together an entire team of multidisciplinary cancer specialists who work collaboratively to develop the most effective treatment plan for each patient. Modeled after IU Health Goshen Center for Cancer Care’s integrated care plan, Cancer Care Partners includes medical, surgical and radiation oncologists as well as naturopath physicians, oncology nurses and other support staff. Through this fully integrated care process, the entire team monitors every step of the patient’s progress throughout treatment, making necessary adjustments to maximize healing. It is this model of care, along with the breadth of multidisciplinary specialists in cancer care, that makes Cancer Care Partners unique to St. Joseph County. To learn more about Cancer Care Partners, call 877.421.7026 or visit http://www.cancercarepartners.com.

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