Erie County to hold free online seminars on cancer prevention

Posted at 4:07 AM, Aug 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-18 04:07:25-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Erie County Department of Health is reminding you to not forget about getting screenings for preventing cancer.

The health department is holding three cancer prevention screenings online for free.

Each presentation will focus on a different type of cancer and will each be 40 minutes long and take place at 6 p.m.

“We can’t let the current focus on COVID-19 distract us from being proactive about recommended cancer screenings,” said Commissioner of Health Dr. Gale Burstein. “These webinars will provide useful information to make decisions about your health.”

Here are the dates for the seminars

  • August 31st: breast cancer
  • September 28th: colorectal cancer
  • January 10th, 2021: cervical cancer

To register, email rachel.dusza@erie.gov or call (716) 858-2913 at least one day prior to the scheduled event.

Participants will need to provide their email for the link to sign in, and will also need the Zoom app installed on their computer or smartphone in order to see the event.