Free cancer screenings available for some in Onondaga County

Free mammograms available in Onondaga County (file photo)

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and women in Onondaga County can get free mammograms all year long.

The mammograms are available through The Onondaga County Cancer Services Program for women between the ages of 40 and 64 who do not have health insurance or who experience other barriers to completing their screenings.

Free screenings are also available for cervical and colon cancers.

Services are available at many places throughout the City of Syracuse and Onondaga County.

The Onondaga County Health Department says the three main risk factors for breast cancer are being a woman, getting older, and certain genetic changes.

Free services are available at many healthcare provider sites throughout the City of Syracuse and Onondaga County.

Call 315-435-3653 or visit their website to register for your free screening.

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