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Where to Get Free Cervical Cancer Screenings in LA

Cervical cancer is a danger for any woman – but with preventive measures, you can reduce your risk. In addition to preventive measures like HPV vaccination, regular screenings for cervical cancer are one of the most powerful ways to protect yourself from cervical cancer and minimize the threat it poses. At Pasadena CyberKnife Center, we strive to be a comprehensive resource for people in the fight against cancer, and that includes the early detection process.

How Often Should I Get Screened for Cervical Cancer?

Every woman is different, and ultimately, only you and your doctor can decide the ideal screening frequency for your unique situation. However the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has a base recommendation for cervical cancer screenings that applies to most women.

If you are between the ages of 21 and 65, the USPSTF recommends getting a cytology (Pap smear) every 3 years. If you are between the ages of 30 and 65 and you’d prefer less frequent screening, you also have the option of getting a cytology along with human papillomavirus (HPV) testing every 5 years.

If you’re over age 65, have had adequate screening for most of your life, and aren’t otherwise at a high risk for cervical cancer, regular screening isn’t recommended.

Where to Get Screened for Cervical Cancer in Los Angeles

Unfortunately, cervical cancer disproportionately affects women of color and people in poverty – and while there are many factors contributing to this fact, one of the most important is access to care and preventive services. Many people don’t know where or how to get preventive cervical cancer screenings, and for poor individuals, paying for a screening at a clinic is out of the question.

So where can you get cervical cancer screenings? Thankfully, the Los Angeles Department of Health Services provides cervical cancer screenings completely free of charge. These screenings are one of the most important ways to detect cervical cancer early, when the chances of successful treatment are the highest.

Below is a list of health centers that offer free cervical cancer screening for women in the LA area. Visit or call any of these health centers to learn more and schedule a screening appointment – no payment necessary.

 

Antelope Valley Health Center

335-B East. Avenue K-6

Lancaster, CA 93535

(661) 471-4400

 

Bellflower Health Center

10005 E. Flower St.

Bellflower, CA 90706

(562) 804-8112

 

Edward R. Roybal Comprehensive Health Center

245 So. Fetterly Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90022

(323) 980-2731

 

El Monte Comprehensive Health Center

10953 Ramona Blvd.

El Monte, CA 91731

(626) 579-8463

 

Glendale Health Center

501 N. Glendale Ave.

Glendale, CA 91206

(818) 500-5785

 

Claude Hudson Comprehensive Health Center

2829 S. Grand Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90007

(213) 744-3945

 

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

1000 W. Carson St.

Torrance, CA 90509

(310) 222-3723

 

High Desert Regional Health Center

335 East Avenue I

Lancaster, CA 93535

(661) 471-4400

 

Hubert H. Humphrey Comprehensive Health Center

5850 S. Main St.

Los Angeles, CA 90003

(323) 846-4312

 

LAC+USC Medical Center

2051 Marengo Street

Los Angeles, CA 90033

(323) 409-1000

 

Lake Los Angeles Community Clinic

16921 East Avenue O, Space G

Lake Los Angeles, CA 93591

(661) 471-4400

 

La Puente Health Center

15930 Central Ave.

La Puente, CA 91744

(626) 968-3711

 

Long Beach Comprehensive Health Center

1333 Chestnut Ave.

Long Beach, CA 90813

(562) 599-2153

 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Outpatient Center

1670 East 120th Street

Los Angeles, CA 90059

(310) 668-5011

 

Mid-Valley Comprehensive Health Center

7515 Van Nuys Blvd.

Van Nuys, CA 91405

(818) 947-0230

 

Olive View-UCLA Medical Center

14445 Olive View Dr.

Sylmar, CA 91342

(818) 364-3184

 

San Fernando Health Center

1212 Pico St.

San Fernando, CA 91340

(818) 837-6969

 

South Valley Health Center

38350 40th Street East

Palmdale, CA 93552

(661) 471-4400

 

Wilmington Health Center

1325 Broad Ave.

Wilmington, CA 90744

(310) 518-8800

 

Contact Your Pasadena Radiation Therapy Center

Maintaining regular appointments for cervical cancer screening is one of the most important parts of protecting yourself from cervical cancer – and if one of your tests comes back positive, Pasadena CyberKnife Center can help. Our state-of-the-art cancer treatment facility provides the industry-leading, noninvasive CyberKnife treatment, allowing you to beat cervical cancer without the need for surgery. Contact us today to learn more and schedule a consultation.

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Veteran’s Choice Program

At Pasadena CyberKnife Center, we are passionate about helping our patients rekindle hope and reclaim their lives – and we’re never more grateful to do it then when we’re working with a veteran. At our office, we are proud of the long tradition of service that our veterans continue to selflessly uphold, and we firmly believe in the importance of giving back to our veterans. That’s why we’re excited to announce that our office has joined the Veteran’s Choice Program – and if you’re a veteran, you may be eligible for treatment.

Giving Choice in Medical Care

The Veteran’s Choice Program, or VCP, is an initiative aimed at easing the burden on VA hospitals and ensuring that veterans get timely, convenient access to the care they need. Essentially, the program allows qualifying veterans to seek treatment from a qualified non-VA hospital if they can’t easily get treatment through the VA system. It’s a great way for veterans to access the high-quality care they need without excessive travel or wait times.

Do I Qualify for the Veteran’s Choice Program?

If you’re a veteran, you may well qualify for the VCP. Here are a few of the factors for qualification:

  • Can’t schedule an appointment within 30 days of the clinically indicated date
  • Live more than 40 miles from a VA facility
  • Must travel by boat, ferry, or plane to get to a VA facility
  • Face an unusual or excessive burden in getting to a VA facility

Eligibility is determined on a case-by-case basis, but if you’ve had difficulty getting treatment from the VA for whatever reason, you may be able to join the program. Check out this information sheet or call (866) 606-8198 to find out if you’re eligible – or, for more information, reach out to us.

Contact Your Pasadena CyberKnife Cancer Treatment Center

If you’d like to find out more about the VCP, learn more about CyberKnife treatment, or want to schedule a consultation with us, feel free to call us at (626) 325-0777 or reach out to us at our contact page. We can’t wait to hear from you, and whether you’re a proud veteran or a citizen who wants to take their life back, we look forward to helping you find hope even in the darkest situation.

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Dr. Albert Mak named Top Doctor again!

Dr. Albert Mak named Top Doctor again!

Congratulations to our very own Dr. Albert Mak for being named “Top Doctor” by U.S. News and Report!

The U.S. News and Report identified the nation’s best doctors based on a peer nomination process.  “At the Pasadena CyberKnife Center, we are committed to providing our patients with the highest level of patient care and support before, during and after their treatment.  It is such an honor to be recognized by your peers and I am humbled by their support!” stated Dr. Mak.

Once again, CONGRATULATIONS Dr. Mak!

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