Thursday, April 14, 2016

Health department screens for cancer

Pennyrile District Health Department is looking to check out a few women.

The regional health department that operates the local health center is targeting women ages 21 to 64 for breast and cervical cancer screenings next week. The goal through the Kentucky Women’s Screening Program is to detect the two cancers early and increase the odds of beating the disease.

The health screenings will take place Wednesday at Crittenden County Health Center off Industrial Drive in Marion. All participants will receive a gift basket, and those who complete a survey will be entered into a drawing to win a $100 gas card.

The same screenings and incentives will be offered today at Livingston County Health Center in Smithland.