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Groups team up to provide cancer screenings in Kansas

The Kansas Masonic Foundation, Midwest Cancer Alliance and University of Kansas will host cancer screenings around the state over the next month and a half, with one in Haysville on Sept. 19.

This comes in the wake of Sedgwick County budget cuts to its free cancer screenings.

The Kansas Masonic Foundation partnered with the Midwest Cancer Alliance, the outreach division at the University of Kansas Cancer Center and KU Medical Center for the events.

Medical professionals will provide skin and prostate cancer screenings, bone density screenings and breast cancer education and self-exam information.

Reach Gabriella Dunn at 316-268-6400 or gdunn@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @gabriella_dunn.

Cancer screenings around the state

▪ Toronto — Sept. 5 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge, Main & Douglas Streets

▪ Uniontown — Sept. 7 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Community Center, 206 Sherman

▪ Elk City — Sept. 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge, 112 N. Montgomery

▪ Haysville — Sept. 19 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Methodist Church, 601 E. Grand

▪ Overland Park — Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge, 8109 Overland Park Dr.

▪ Hugoton — Oct. 3 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., call 620-541-1529 for details

▪ Yates Center — Oct. 10 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., call 620-498-5205 for details

▪ Lyndon — Dec. 5 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., call 765-478-3255 for details

Source: Midwest Cancer Alliance

If you go to the Haysville cancer screening

Who: Anyone and everyone

What: Free screenings for skin and prostate cancer, bone density tests and breast cancer information

Where: Methodist Church, 601 E. Grand in Haysville

When: Sept. 19 from 9 a.m. to noon

Why: To identify and prevent cancer

Source: Midwest Cancer Alliance

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