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Free breast cancer screenings at SMMC

Free breast cancer screenings at SMMC

On Saturday, October 23rd, 2021, St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) will resume its annual breast cancer screenings in collaboration with the Positive Foundation and the Elektralytes Foundation. From 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, attendees have the opportunity to receive free clinical breast exams carried out by SMMC’s Medical Specialists and assisted by student Doctors of the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC).

In addition to breast cancer screenings for women, SMMC will also offer free blood pressure and blood glucose monitoring for men and women, and CPS and the Ministry of VSA will be on-site to administer first and second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Attendees will also have the option to receive information on the vaccine and breast cancer.

To avoid long lines and allow for proper social distancing, pre-registering for breast cancer screening is strongly encouraged. Women over the age of 20 are asked to email with their name and phone number to register. Once registered, the attendees will receive a confirmation of their appointment time. Walk-ins are welcome.

To ensure the safety of all attendees and volunteers, SMMC’s universal masking policy remains in effect and will be enforced. Persons making use of breast cancer screenings and the health checks will also be subjected to a temperature check and SMMC’s COVID-19 questionnaire.

SMMC kindly asks that persons who are experiencing flu-like symptoms such as fever, chills, headaches, difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, vomiting, and diarrhea avoid attending the event but encourage them to make an appointment once they are no longer experiencing symptoms.

Breast cancer screening is available year-round at SMMC’s Radiology Department and appointments can be made by calling + 1 (721) 543-1111 extension 1360.

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