South Georgia Medical Center invites all women who have not had a pap smear in at least three years to get one for free tonight at the Pearlman Cancer Center.
The American Cancer Society says more than 11,270 new cases of invasive cervical cancer were detected last year.
Doctors encourage women to keep up with regular screenings.
"Pap smears actually detect pre-cancerous legions, which is a great advantage in the sense of heading off cancer," said Dr. Boland Woodward, an obstetrician-gynecologist with Southern OB/GYN in Valdosta.
Screenings and breast exams are being offered today at the Pearlman Cancer Center until 7 p.m. But the latest is that they're full with pre-scheduled appointments. And walk-ins will no longer be offered tonight.
Fore more info, contact SGMC's Pearlman Cancer Center at (229) 259-4610.
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