Cervical Cancer

Program provides uninsured local women access to preventive cancer services, including in Towson

Program provides uninsured local women access to preventive cancer services, including in Towson

With her rosy cheeks, fit physique and easy smile, Mirna Bardales looks like the picture of health. Perhaps watching up to five children in her home day care keeps the 65-year-old Towson resident looking so young. Receiving routine cancer screenings also helps ensure Bardales’ continued good health. But until four years ago, when the Peru native learned of an outreach program at the University of Maryland’s St. Joseph Medical Center’s (UM SJMC) Cancer Institute that provides uninsured women in the Baltimore area with breast health education and free breast cancer screenings, Bardales had never even heard of a mammogram.

One Voice began in August 2011, when the hospital received an...

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