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OCO Cancer Services to Host Women’s Day Open House

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Oswego County Opportunities Healthcare Providers (from left) Dinah Olson, PA; Lisa SouSou, PA; and Heather Shannon, NP get their pink on in recognition of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Oswego County Opportunities Healthcare Providers (from left) Dinah Olson, PA; Lisa SouSou, PA; and Heather Shannon, NP get their pink on in recognition of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Submitted photo

In recognition of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Cancer Services Program of the North Country, in collaboration with OCO Reproductive Health Services, will recognize Women’s Health Day with an Open House at the Fulton Health Center, 522 South 4th street, Suite 500, in Fulton on Saturday, October 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Community members will have the opportunity to tour the health center, meet OCO’s reproductive health providers, and learn more about the Reproductive Health Services program. Additionally, OCO health care providers will be offering, on site, clinical breast exams, pap/pelvic exams, and STD and HIV testing.

“This is a great opportunity to discover the many healthcare services that OCO offers and how to access them,” said Cancer Services Program Manager Carolyn Handville. “One of the highlights of the day will be a presentation by Heather Shannon, NP on HPV. That begins at 10:00 a.m. and is open to the public. There will also be free coffee, tea, cookies, and light refreshments. I invite community members to join this fun and informative event!” Appointments can be made for OCO Reproductive Health by calling 315-598-4740.

Operating under the auspices of Oswego County Opportunities (OCO) the Cancer Services Program of the North Country offers mammograms, clinical breast exams and other cancer screenings including pap/pelvic exams, cervical cancer, and colorectal cancer for uninsured residents in Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, and St. Lawrence counties.

For more information on Breast Cancer Awareness Month or for eligibility requirements for the Cancer Services Program of the North Country contact Carolyn Handville at 315-592-0830 or toll free at 855-592-0830. Visit the New York State Department of Health website for more information about breast cancer, including prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.

OCO is a private, non-profit agency that has been supporting communities throughout Oswego County since 1966. A member agency of the United Way of Greater Oswego County, OCO provides more than 50 vital services throughout 100 separate locations. For more information, visit www.oco.org. Did you know? It’s OCO!

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