Free cancer screenings and cancer information will be available from 9 a.m. to noon on Nov. 3 at the Masonic Lodge in El Dorado.
The cancer screenings will be hosted by Patmos Masonic Lodge of El Dorado as part of the Kansas Masonic Foundation’s Outreach Program.
Staff from The University of Kansas Cancer Center will provide the service. The public is invited.
“Today, more than one in three Americans are at risk for developing cancer. Fortunately, a cancer diagnosis can now be well-managed or even cured with today’s treatments if caught early enough,” said Tom Clark of the Patmos Masonic Lodge. “We want the people in our community and the surrounding areas to remain healthy and to receive these life-saving screenings free of charge. We are pleased that El Dorado was chosen for one of the cancer screening sites this year.”
“Screenings are an important way to detect cancer early, when it is most easily treated,” added Gary Doolittle, M.D., Medical Director for the Midwest Cancer Alliance (MCA). “The annual Masons’ free cancer screening clinics have a tremendous benefit on people’s lives—our past experience has shown a number of cancer treatments and surgeries have resulted from this service.”
As the outreach arm of The University of Kansas Cancer Center, MCA works with hospitals, doctors and cancer-treatment advocates to provide access to the latest advancements in cancer care to people in their home communities throughout Kansas.
The program includes skin cancer screenings, prostate cancer screenings, bone density screening, sun damage screening, breast health information and general cancer prevention education. The event is sponsored by the Kansas Masonic Foundation and presented by the Kansas Masonic Cancer Research Institute at the University of Kansas Medical Center.