Niagara Gazette

September 9, 2013

Catholic Health Sponsors free vascular disease and cancer screening at Mount St. Mary’s Hospital

Staff Reports
Niagara Gazette

Simple, painless tests can detect life-threatening vascular disease 

Stroke and vascular disease is a leading cause of death and disability in the U.S. Yet, despite the considerable health risks, many vascular conditions often go undetected because there are no warning signs until a serious medical complication occurs.

To help detect vascular disease and alert the public to its potential health risks, Catholic Health is sponsoring a free Vascular Disease & Cancer Screening Day from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, 5300 Military Road in Lewiston.    

Millions of Americans suffer from some type of circulatory disease. This free screening includes tests for Carotid Artery Disease, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm and Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD). Other screening tests will be offered for breast and thyroid cancer. Participants will also receive a complimentary consultation with a vascular specialist to review their test results.

Other providers charge between $100 and $200 for these types of screenings. This free vascular disease and cancer screening is open to anyone over 55, who smokes or has one or more of the following medical conditions: high blood pressure, diabetes, heart or leg ailments, family history of heart disease, and prior stroke.

Participants must meet eligibility requirements and appointments are necessary. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call Catholic Health’s HealthConnection at 447-6205.