Quinte News article published October 3, 2019
By Amanda Smith, Quinte News
A local health initiative aimed at women returns again later this month.
October 21 – 25 is Cervical Cancer Awareness week and there will be five local clinics holding a “Pap Party” aimed at catching cervical cancer in the early stages.
Dr. Piotr Oglaza told the board over 748 women in Ontario are estimated to be diagnosed this year alone and 160 will die from the disease.
He says the goal of the clinics are to catch cervical cancer early and intervene.
The nurse practitioner led clinic in Belleville at 15 Victoria Avenue will be open from 1 – 8 p.m. on October 21 as part of this initiative.
The four other clinics are: Bancroft on October 21, Tyendinaga on October 22, Kingston on October 23 and Napanee on October 24 all from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Cancer Care South East is leading this program and any woman without a family doctor or nurse practitioner who is interested in booking an appointment at any of the above clinic locations is asked to call Rachel at 1-800-567-5722 extension 7809 or CancerCareSE@KingstonHSC.ca