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Free mammogram and pap tests for uninsured women

CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) - Mammograms and pap tests can find breast and cervical cancer early, before any noticeable symptoms, when treatments are most successful. But for women with no health insurance, these routine tests cost too much. However, thanks to the work of multiple organizations in Cedar Rapids there is a way for women to get these lifesaving tests free.

All women have to do is pick up the phone and make an appointment during "Well Woman Week" to take advantage of this potentially lifesaving opportunity. The tests are available for women age 40 and older with no medical insurance on a first come, first served basis. Call 319/369-8111 to schedule an appointment.

When & Where:

St. Luke's Breast & Bone Health - Thursday, August 27 (mammograms & pap tests)

Mercy Women's Center-Friday, August 28 (mammograms & pap tests)

RCI Imaging Center-Saturday, August 29 (mammograms only)

Planned Parenthood-Wednesday, August 26 (pap tests only)

Community partners responsible for coordinating the event include: Healthy Linn Care Network, St. Luke's Hospital, Mercy Medical Center, Radiology Consultants of Iowa, PLC, Planned Parenthood, Community Health Free Clinic, Especially For You Women's Race Against Breast Cancer and Care For Yourself.

Online Producer: Jason Mortvedt

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