MVHC announces free cervical cancer screenings

| January 5, 2018

COSHOCTON – In honor of Cervical Health Awareness month (January), the Muskingum Valley Health Centers (MVHC) will provide a free cervical cancer screening to any woman age 21 to 65 at all our locations in Muskingum, Morgan, Coshocton, and Guernsey counties until March 31. Appointments for the Pap test can be made by calling MVHC at 740-891-9000.

“Screenings can find abnormal cells before they turn into cancer, if left untreated. We want everyone to have access to this life-saving procedure,” said Dr. Bijan Goodarzi, MVHC’s Chief Medical Officer.

Annually nearly 13,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and it is estimated that over 4,000 will die from the disease this year. However, the survival rate increases to 92 percent when invasive cervical cancer is detected in its early stages.

Funding for the free screenings is being provided by MVHC’s Patient Care Charitable Fund, which was started in 2014 to support the mission of the MVHC. To donate to the fund or for more information, contact Amy Kettner at 740-891-9023 or visit

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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