Senior citizens learn importance of early detection

The Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation hosted a class at the Broadmoor Senior Center discussing early breast and cervical cancer detection.

CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII NEWS) - The Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation hosted a class at the Broadmoor Senior Center discussing early breast and cervical cancer detection.

Breast and Cervical cancer are some of the leading causes of death among women in the United States. The Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation wants senior citizens to know that resources are available to them at any time. "Project Reach" is a program at the foundation that provides access to clinical screenings for both breats and cervical cancer. 

Senior citizens at Broadmoor were educated in a group class that focused on preparing for these screenings. 

"Individuals older than 65, 75 maybe feel like they shouldn't get clinical screenings anymore because they are past certain ages. But its still important to talk to your doctor about those clinical screening to make sure you're still getting them if you're at risk" says Alison Johnson with the foundation.

Health experts encourage women to have clinical screenings such as mammograms and pap smears every two years.

 


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