Section: Monmouth Medical Center News

Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center To Offer Free Breast Screening Programs

10/02/2015

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
(732) 923-5005
ebrennan@barnabashealth.org

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