Maggie Stanley, CNM

SOMERS POINT – Shore Physicians Group OB/GYN Midwifery Services is hosting a free Women’s Health Annual Exam and Cervical Cancer Screening event 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, in Northfield.

Midwives Joanna McGrath and Maggie Stanley will offer exams and screenings will be provided for women age 21 or older who are uninsured or underinsured, as part of the NJ Cancer Education and Early Detection program. 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.

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 underinsured declined by more than 80% for cervical and breast cancer screenings during April 2020, compared to the previous five year averages that same month. Although this was largely due to the closure or temporary suspension of screening sites, many women got off track with their annual women’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 disparities in women who are already experiencing health inequity.

Those interested should schedule an appointment by calling 609-653-3484.

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Nanette LoBiondo Galloway

Award winning journalist covering news, events and people of Atlantic County for more than 20 years.