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Numerous health screenings will be available

Indianapolis, Sept. 10, 2018 – Eskenazi Health will host a Women’s Health Day on Saturday, Sept. 22, providing numerous vital health screenings for the benefit of all women in Central Indiana.

Eskenazi Health providers and students will be available on the fifth floor of the Sandra Eskenazi Outpatient Care Center, 720 Eskenazi Ave. with breast models, check your blood sugar stations and additional women’s health information. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parking is available in the Eskenazi Health Parking Garage.

The Eskenazi Health Center Primary Care – Center of Excellence in Women’s Health and the St. Margaret’s Diagnostic Breast Center will provide cervical and breast cancer screenings in addition to osteoporosis screenings. Breast and cervical screenings will be made available through the Breast Cervical Cancer Program for those who do not have insurance. Those interested in attending this event may schedule a time by calling 317.880.6050.

Eskenazi Health has a goal to provide the highest quality of care to the women of Central Indiana throughout a woman’s life. The health care team includes Internal Medicine and Family Practice physicians, experienced nurse practitioners and certified behavior specialists. Starting at puberty onward, women’s bodies are a continuum of change. The goal of Eskenazi Health is to provide the highest quality of care to the women of Central Indiana throughout all those changes.

The Eskenazi Health Women’s Health Day is being held in conjunction with Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month, which is recognized each September. It’s a perfect time to encourage women to learn more about cancers of the cervix, vagina, vulva, ovaries and uterus including early detection and prevention. Every year in the United States, about 89,000 women are diagnosed with and more than 29,000 die from a gynecologic cancer.

Cervical cancer is the second most common type of cancer for women worldwide, but because it develops over time, it is also one of the most preventable types of cancer. Deaths from cervical cancer in the United States continue to decline by approximately 2 percent a year. This decline is primarily due to the widespread use of the Pap test to detect cervical abnormalities and allow for early treatment.

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