Shore Physicians Group OB/GYN Midwifery Services Offers Free Women’s Health and Cervical Cancer Screenings Jan. 28

Screenings are being held in honor of Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

Shore Physicians Group OB/GYN Midwifery Services is hosting a free Women’s Health Annual Exam and Cervical Cancer Screening event on Friday, Jan. 28, 8 AM – 2 PM, for women who are uninsured or underinsured. Exams and screenings will be provided by SPG Midwives Joanna McGrath, MSN, CNM and Maggie Stanley, CNM. This event is part of the NJ Cancer Education and Early Detection (NJCEED) program and is open to women age 21 and over. Those in-terested should schedule an appointment by calling 609-653-3484. Exams will include a clinical breast exam, pelvic exam and a Pap test and will take place at Shore Physicians Group OB/GYN Midwifery Services located at 2605 Shore Road, Northfield, NJ.

According to the CDC, the total number of women’s cancer screenings through its National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program for women with low incomes who are uninsured or underin-sured declined by more than 80% for cervical and breast cancer screenings during April 2020, com-pared to the previous five year averages that same month. Although this was largely due to the clo-sure or temporary suspension of screening sites, many women got off track with their annual wom-en’s health and cancer screenings. It is critical that women get back on track with their cervical and breast cancer screenings to prevent delayed diagnoses, poor health outcomes, and more cancer dis-parities in women who are already experiencing health inequity.