Updated June 17, 2013
The See, Test & Treat® program is about saving lives. It offers free cervical and breast cancer screening tests to medically underserved women as well as same-day diagnoses and follow-up care. Since it began in 2001, See, Test & Treat has screened hundreds of women across the country.
The North Point Health & Wellness Center hosted its seventh annual See, Test & Treat program, October 9-11, 2012, during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Led by Bradley M. Linzie, MD, FCAP, the event served more than 160 women. In addition to the free breast and cervical screenings, women could be screened for high blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes. The next program is set for Oct. 1-3, 2013. Organizers hope to reach more communities and provide a wider range of community health information.
See, Test & Treat came to the Tufts Medical Center on Oct. 13, 2012 and made life-changing differences for women in need. Reaching and serving women in Boston’s Chinatown and nearby neighborhoods, volunteers screened more than 50 women. Approximately 20% received abnormal Pap test results—nearly three times the national average. Barbarajean Magnani, PhD, MD, FCAP led the delivery of pathology services. The next Tufts See, Text & Treat screening is currently planned for Oct. 26, 2013.
See, Test & Treat screened 108 women at the community health fiesta in partnership with the Dia de la Mujer Latina organization on Jan. 21, 2012. Of those who were tested, eight women had abnormal Pap tests and five received colposcopies. Dina R. Mody, MD, FCAP, Mary R. Schwartz, MD, FCAP, and Patricia Chevez-Barrios, MD, FCAP and Donna M. Coffey, MD, FCAP provided pathology services at the bilingual event. Screenings for diabetes and cardiovascular disease were also available.
Garden Grove, Calif.
The Nhân Hòa Clinic in Garden Grove, California hosted a groundbreaking See, Test & Treat on August 18, 2012. This bilingual event, part of a health fair, targeted the surrounding immigrant community—llargely Vietnamese women and their families. CAP Foundation volunteers Si Nguyen, MD, FCAP and Diane Tam, MD, FCAP, coordinated pathology services and cancer screening for more than 160women. Screenings revealed a high incidence of previously undiagnosed HPV, hypertension, and diabetes. The next Nhân Hòa Clinic See, Test & Treat is currently planned for Nov. 2, 2013.
- September 28 at the Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, RI
- October 1-3 at North Point Health & Wellness Center Minneapolis, Minn.
- October 26 at the Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Mass.
- November 2 at the Nhân Hòa Clinic in Garden Grove, Calif.
Please donate to See, Test & Treat today as we strive to develop and deliver more screenings in 2013. Programs we hope to deliver in Houston, Providence, and New York City will serve more women in need.
Read about earlier See, Test & Treat events.