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Free cancer screenings in Thomasville

THOMAS CO., GA (WALB) -

Early detection is key when it comes to cervical cancer. That's why Archbold Memorial Hospital is offering free screenings. On Friday from 3pm to 5pm, health providers will offer cancer and other screenings at the Singletary Oncology Center in Thomasville.

Physicians say regular screenings can save lives, "a lot of the women in the community don't have their own personal primary care physician or even an OB-GYN so they miss the opportunity to get screenings, at least this way we have an opportunity to grab a population of people who may not have other wise had an opportunity to get screened," said Doctor Kimberly Pickens.

Breast exams and cardiovascular screenings looking at cholesterol, glucose, and blood pressure levels will also be offered.

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