Free Cervical and Breast Cancer Screenings 2018 | Loyola Medicine
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Free Cervical and Breast Cancer Screenings to Uninsured Women at See, Test and Treat® Event

See, Test, Treat team
MAYWOOD, IL – Free mammograms and Pap tests will be offered at Loyola University Medical Center to qualifying uninsured women on Saturday, September 8.

The See, Test and Treat® event will be held at the Loyola Outpatient Center, 2160 S. First Ave., Maywood, Illinois. Advance registration is required and the number of appointments is limited. Women ages 30 to 64 interested in participating are invited to call 888-584-7888 to verify eligibility and make an appointment.

"Early detection of breast and cervical cancers through regular screenings saves lives, so it is important for women, regardless of ability to pay, to receive care," said Eva M. Wojcik, MD, chair of Loyola's pathology department. "Thanks to this event, many women who do not regularly see a physician will receive these important health tests."

Dr. Wojcik and a team of 100 Loyola healthcare professionals will team up for the event. Qualified women who make an appointment will receive same-day results on a Pap test, a breast exam and a mammogram, for those whom the test is appropriate. If further treatment is needed, an immediate care plan is provided by doctors to affected patients.

Participants will also be given access to health education resources and the opportunity for one-on-one discussions with Loyola physicians and other healthcare experts.

Last year, 68 women received free breast and cervical screenings as part of the event. 

Funded in part by a grant from the College of American Pathologists and the CAP Foundation, this is the fourth year Loyola has offered See, Test and Treat® free cancer screenings.

About Loyola Medicine and Trinity Health

Loyola Medicine, a member of Trinity Health, is a quaternary care system based in the western suburbs of Chicago that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, MacNeal Hospital and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services from 1,877 physicians throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital in Maywood that includes the William G. and Mary A. Ryan Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, Illinois's largest burn center, a certified comprehensive stroke center and a children’s hospital. Having delivered compassionate care for over 50 years, Loyola also trains the next generation of caregivers through its teaching affiliation with Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine and Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. Gottlieb is a 247-licensed-bed community hospital in Melrose Park with 150 physician offices, an adult day care program, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, the Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park. MacNeal Hospital is a 374-bed teaching hospital in Berwyn with advanced inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and psychiatric services, advanced diagnostics and treatments. MacNeal has a 12-bed acute rehabilitation unit, a 25-bed inpatient skilled nursing facility, and a 68-bed behavioral health program and community clinics. MacNeal has provided quality, patient-centered care to the near west suburbs since 1919.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic healthcare systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 94 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually. Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $18.3 billion and assets of $26.2 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity employs about 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians. Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services—ranked by number of visits—in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs.