The University of Toledo Center for Health and Successful Living will provide free clinical breast exams Saturday, Aug. 27, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Toledo Pride Festival in downtown Toledo.
“We hope to reach women over the age of 40 who haven’t recently had an exam,” said Dr. Amy Thompson, health education professor and co-director of the Center for Health and Successful Living. “It is important that women be proactive and take the time for preventative health screenings.”
According to the National Cancer Society, breast cancers found during screening exams are more likely to be smaller and confined to the breast, and early detection is an important factor in the prognosis of someone diagnosed with the disease.
The exams are sponsored in cooperation with UT Health’s Eleanor N. Dana Cancer Center and will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.