Cancer Care Centers Health Fair Big Success

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ANNUAL EVENT INCLUDED FREE HEALTH SCREENINGS

ABOVE VIDEO: Dr. Ravi Shankar, Medical Director of Cancer Care Centers, discussed the wide range of free cancer screenings and services available at the Centers’ recent annual Multicultural Health Fair.

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Cancer Care Centers of Brevard and Cancer Care Centers Foundation hosted their third annual Multicultural Health Fair last Saturday, which offered free screenings to the public, and helped increase awareness of cancer.

In its combined efforts to provide the community access to important health education and screenings, Cancer Care Centers of Brevard and Cancer Care Centers Foundation are hosting its third annual Multicultural Health Fair on Saturday, Jan. 18 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.

In its combined efforts to provide the community access to important health education and screenings, Cancer Care Centers of Brevard and Cancer Care Centers Foundation are hosting its third annual Multicultural Health Fair on Saturday, Jan. 18 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.

“Our main goal is to increase cancer awareness in the community,” said Dr. Ravi Shankar, Medical Director of Cancer Care Centers.

“Our Health Fair included screenings of the breast, the prostate, skin and vision. We were happy that many healthcare colleagues that share the same ideas and goals came and participated.”

The free event took place at Cancer Care Centers of Brevard, which is located on 1430 S. Pine Street in Melbourne.

“Everyone at Cancer Care Centers was very helpful,” said attendee Carleen Waszkiawicz.

The community was invited to attend this special event which offers free breast and prostate screenings by appointment only as well as diabetic, blood pressure, vision, and skin cancer screenings.

Carleen Waszkiawicz

Carleen Waszkiawicz

“I accompanied a friend who wanted to be screened for cancer.  They have a lot of helpful information here, and I will definitely come back next year.”

The community was invited to attend this special event which offers free breast and prostate screenings by appointment only as well as diabetic, blood pressure, vision, and skin cancer screenings.

The event included live music, refreshments, and health care vendors, including VITAS, WellCare and TEPAS Breast Center.

Physicians from Cancer Care Centers of Brevard and the Hispanic American Medical Association were on hand to answer questions, provide health information and screenings.

Dedicated To Providing Innovative Medical and Radiation Oncology

For more than 20 years, Cancer Care Centers of Brevard has dedicated itself to providing Brevard County patients innovative medical oncology and radiation oncology treatments that rival even the finest academic-based cancer centers in Florida.

As part of its comprehensive cancer care centers, Cancer Care Centers of Brevard offers patients medical oncology and radiation oncology services, diagnostic imaging, as well as additional supports groups, education and financial assistance provided by its Cancer Care Centers Foundation.

• Radiation oncology services are spearheaded by board-certified radiation oncologists including Medical Director Ravi Shankar, M.D., Fe V.S.J. Pancito, M.D., Todd V. Panarese, M.D. and Rahul R. Chopra, M.D.

• Medical oncology and hematology services are provided by board-certified medical oncologists Giuseppe Palermo, M.D., Carl Tahn, M.D., Diely Pichardo, M.D., Germaine Blaine, M.D., Craig Badolato, M.D., V. Pavan Kancharla, M.D., David Ross, M.D. anf Gregory Hoang, M.D.

To schedule an appointment for a breast screening call Althea at 321-674-5050; For a prostate examination call Maliaka at 321-952-0898; and for information about Cancer Care Centers of Brevard call Marta Fiol at 321-426-5145, email her at mfiol@cancercarebrevard.com, or log on to CancerCareBrevard.com

The Multicultural Health Fair is sponsored by Al Dia Today, American Cancer Society, Boresha Tea & Coffee, Breast Friends, Brevard Business News, CFL Internet Marketing, Florida Today, Roche Laboratories, Space Coast Medicine & Active Living, Quality Medical Care, Starbucks, Thrifty Produce, United Order True Sisters, Vitas Hospice, Well Care and Wuesthoff Health Systems.

SNAPSHOTS FROM THE CANCER CARE OF BREVARD MULTICULTURAL HEALTH FAIR

LEFT TO RIGHT: Andrea Weinstock, Leslie Erdmann, Marta Fiol, Stormy Clark and Liana Hotusing enjoy the festivities during the Cancer Care Centers of Brevard multicultural health fair.

LEFT TO RIGHT: Andrea Weinstock, Leslie Erdmann, Marta Fiol, Stormy Clark and Liana Hotusing enjoy the festivities during the Cancer Care Centers of Brevard multicultural health fair.

Gisele Pantoja and Dr. Al Pecoraro of TEPAS Breast Center answered questions at the annual Fair.

Gisele Pantoja and Dr. Al Pecoraro of TEPAS Breast Center answered questions at the annual Fair.

Saul Torres, Sandra Garcia, and Roseangelica Sanchez attend the annual Health Fair.

Saul Torres, Sandra Garcia and Roseangelica Sanchez attend the annual Health Fair.

Peggy and George Graefe enjoy the live music and exhibits at the annual Health Fair.

Peggy and George Graefe enjoy the live music and exhibits at the annual Health Fair.

Bryce Clark, Karalee Chace, Amanda McClure and Tammy McClure tour the annual health fair.

Bryce Clark, Karalee Chace, Amanda McClure and Tammy McClure tour the annual health fair.

Gail Erentreich, Andrea Weinstock, and Leslie Erdmann of Cancer Care Centers at the annual Health Fair.

Gail Erentreich, Andrea Weinstock and Leslie Erdmann of Cancer Care Centers at the annual Health Fair.

Duane and Sharleen Kucharczyk (far left) with Jeff Mark and Monin Lyon at Cancer Care's annual Health Fair.

Duane and Sharleen Kucharczyk, left, with Jeff Mark and Monin Lyon at Cancer Care’s annual Health Fair.


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