Dozens tested at Edwards cancer screening event |

Dozens tested at Edwards cancer screening event

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

EDWARDS, Colorado – Shaw Regional Cancer Center’s biannual spring cancer screening served more than 100 members of the Vail Valley community. The cancer screening day was held May 22.

“We’ve seen attendance grow each time that we offer a screening day,” said Melanie Hendershott, registered dietician at the cancer center. “As the community becomes more aware of the benefit of the program, more people take advantage of the comprehensive array of tests that we offer for a minimal charge.”

Cancer screenings included a wide variety of cancer and health screens including blood draws, cardiac and fitness screens, family history screens, skin, cervical, breast, prostate, colon and oral cancer screenings. The cost of the lab draws was $40, which included prostate screening for men with additional fees for optional lab work such as Vitamin D level. The clinical screenings were offered free of charge.

“We feel that these types of programs are an extension of our mission and vision to serve our community,” added Doris Kirchner, president and CEO of Vail Valley Medical Center. “Our fall screening is scheduled for October and we anticipate an even larger turnout.”

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