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RWJ Barnabas Offers Free Breast Screenings for Breast Cancer Month

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New Jersey

By Yuritza Arroyo

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the state’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, will host free breast cancer screenings and education programs across the state to educate women about the importance of early detection and breast health and offer free and accessible mammograms for those who qualify. 

According to officials, early detection, regular screenings, and breast health education can save lives, but the CDC reports that nearly 30% of women miss their annual mammogram.  

“Annual screenings are some of the most important tools we have in the fight against breast cancer,” says M. Michelle Blackwood, MD, FACS, Chief of Breast Surgery Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, and Director of Breast Health and Disease Management at RWJBarnabas Health.

“Early detection of breast cancer significantly increases survival rates and outcomes which is why we strongly encourage women age 40 and over make getting a mammogram a top priority.

Doing so could save your life.”  

To make screenings more accessible for the populations we serve, RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey are hosting several free breast cancer screenings across the state for those who qualify.

Registration is required for all screening events. 

October 11, 2022, 4 pm - 7 pm  

Women’s Imaging Center at Community Medical Center 

368 Lakehurst Road, Toms River, NJ

To schedule an appointment, call 732-923-6472

October 15, 2022 10 am - 2 pm 

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway  

865 Stone Street, Rahway, NJ

To schedule an appointment, call 201-247-6428

October 19, 2022 1 pm - 5:30 pm 

Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center at Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus 

600 River Avenue Lakewood, NJ

To schedule an appointment, call 732-923-6472

October 21, 2022 9 am - 5 pm 

Frederick B. Cohen, MD, Comprehensive Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center 

201 Lyons Avenue, Newark, NJ

To schedule an appointment, call 973-926-3705

October 22, 2022 9 am - 1 pm 

Jersey City Medical Center Women’s Health at Grove Street  

116 Newark Avenue, 3rd Floor, Jersey City, NJ 

To schedule an appointment, call 201-915-2145

October 22, 2022 9 am - 5 pm

Trinitas Regional Medical Center  Dorothy Hersh Clinic  

655 East Jersey Street, Elizabeth, NJ 

To schedule an appointment, call 908-994-8244

October 25, 2022 4 pm - 6 pm 

The Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center at Monmouth Medical Center 

300 Second Avenue, Long Branch, NJ 

To schedule an appointment, call 732-923-6472

October 28, 2022 9 am - 5 pm 

Frederick B. Cohen, MD, Comprehensive Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center 

201 Lyons Avenue, Newark, NJ  

To schedule an appointment, call 973-926-3705

 

October 29, 2022 9 am - 5 pm 

Trinitas Regional Medical Center  

Dorothy Hersh Clinic

655 East Jersey Street, Elizabeth, NJ 

To schedule an appointment, call 908-994-8244

RWJBarnabas Health facilities and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey are also sponsoring several Breast Cancer Awareness Month events throughout the state to increase awareness of the importance of early detection and provide an opportunity for the community to connect with clinical experts to answer questions.

Events include:  

The Pink Village at Willowbrook Mall (Bloomingdale’s Wing)  

The event features a health expo, screenings, “ask a doctor” table, giveaways, and more.  

October 15, 2022, 11 am - 4 pm  

1400 Willowbrook Blvd  

Wayne NJ, 07470  

  

Go Pink at the Commons - Bridgewater Commons Mall  

Music of Hope Symphony, makeovers, ‘Tables of Hope’ and workshops, murals, and more!  

October 1 - 31, 2022  

Bridgewater Commons Mall   

400 Commons Way, Bridgewater Twp.   

  

Ladies Night Out   

A night dedicated to women’s health, a meet and greet with medical experts, and light refreshments  

October 12, 2022 4 pm - 6 pm  

Community Medical Center's Comprehensive Breast Center  

770 Lighthouse Drive, Suite 118A, Barnegat, NJ   

To register, call 848-208-6203  

  

What You Need to Know About Advancements in Breast Cancer Treatment  

Learn about advancements in breast cancer treatment options, screenings, and reconstruction 

from medical experts  

October 26, 2022, 6 pm – 8 pm  

LiveWell Center at the Anne Vogel Family Care & Wellness Center  

200 Wyckoff Road, Eatontown NJ   

To register, call 732-923-6509  

Olympic Principles to Achieve Victory Over Breast Cancer  

Hear 4-time Olympian Joetta discuss prevention strategies for breast cancer from medical experts while enjoying

a healthy dinner  

October 18, 2022 6:00pm – 7:30pm  

The Imperia   

1713 Easton Ave., Somerset, NJ   

To register, go to https://bit.ly/3wdX6xB