Long Branch, N.J. – In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Jacqueline
M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center at Monmouth Medical Center will
provide two free breast education and screening programs during October.
The programs will feature free clinical breast exams and screening mammograms,
as well as an opportunity to discuss breast reconstruction following breast
cancer surgery with Gregory Greco, M.D., chief of plastic and reconstructive
surgery at Monmouth Medical Center, and breast surgery with Manpreet Kohli,
M.D., a breast surgeon who recently joined the Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive
Breast Center at Monmouth.
Additionally, Sherry Grumet, genetic counselor with the Leon Hess Cancer
Center at Monmouth Medical Center, will be on hand to discuss Monmouth’s
High Risk Cancer Program. Each event will also feature an assessment for
the High Risk Cancer Program, breast health education, refreshments and
giveaways. Same-day mammogram reads will be available as well.
The free breast education and screening programs at the Jacqueline M. Wilentz
Breast Center locations will take place as follows:
Saturday, October 3, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center at Monmouth Medical Center
300 Second Avenue, Long Branch
Thursday, October 8, from 1 to 5 p.m.
Jacqueline M. Wilentz Breast Center at Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus
500 River Avenue, Suite 200, Lakewood
Screenings are open to insured and uninsured women. Screenings for uninsured
women are made possible by a grant from the Central and South Jersey Affiliate
of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. If insured, insurance information
will be required at time of registration. For an appointment, call
732-923-7700, option 1. Each program is limited to 50 screening appointments, so early
registration is suggested.
The Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center is a recognized leader
in providing the most advanced array of breast health services for women
concerned about breast health. The Wilentz Center and its satellite locations
across Monmouth and Ocean counties provide convenient mammography screenings
with no appointment required.
About Monmouth Medical Center
Located in Long Branch, N.J., Monmouth Medical Center, a Barnabas Health
facility, along with The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth
Medical Center, is one of New Jersey's largest academic medical centers
and has been a teaching affiliate of Philadelphia’s Drexel University
College of Medicine for more than 40 years. From its earliest days, Monmouth
Medical Center has been a leader in surgical advancement and has introduced
many technological firsts to the region, including robotic surgery and
other minimally invasive techniques. The hospital is routinely recognized
by HealthGrades, the nation’s largest premier independent health
care quality company, for excellence in both emergency medicine and maternity care.
U.S. News & World Report has recognized Monmouth as a regional leader in cancer, geriatrics, gynecology,
neurology and neurosurgery.
CONTACTS: Elizabeth Brennan