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Cooley Dickinson offers breast, cervical cancer screening clinic

The Cooley Dickinson Hospital Cancer Care Program will hold a breast and cervical cancer screening clinic on Thursday, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the hospital. The screening is free.

CDH-affiliated physicians, certified nurse midwives and nurse practitioners will perform the screenings. Women over 18 and those who are under-or-uninsured are encouraged to attend.

Registration is required; to make an appointment call (888)554-4CDH or go to www.cooley-dickinson.org/Main/ClassesEvents.aspx.

The location of the screening will be provided at the time of registration.

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