Thursday, January 3, 2013

Free Medical Screenings In Melbourne

MELBOURNE, Florida – In its combined efforts to provide the community access to important health education and screenings, Cancer Care Centers of Brevard (CCCB) and Cancer Care Centers Foundation (CCCF) are hosting its second annual “Multicultural Health Fair” event on Saturday, January 26 from 8 a.m. to Noon. The free event will take place at Cancer Care Centers of Brevard located on 1430 S. Pine Street in Melbourne, Florida.

The community is invited to attend this special event which offers free breast and prostate screenings by appointment only as well as diabetic, eye, osteoporosis, peripheral artery disease, and blood pressure screenings. 

Physicians from CCCB, the Hispanic American Medical Association, and Dr. Omar Kazi of the Eye Clinic & Laser Institute, along with Jennifer Rivera, ARNP of Water's Edge Dermatology will be on-hand to answer questions, provide health information and screenings. 

“We are excited and grateful to all of our partners who helped make this event possible because it enables us to continue educating our patients about the importance of early detection,” said Dr. Shankar.

For more than 20 years, CCCB 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, CCCB offers patients medical oncology and radiation oncology services, diagnostic imaging, as well as additional supports groups, education and financial assistance provided by its CCCF. 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. Its 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., and V. Pavan Kancharla, M.D.

The “Multicultural Health Fair” is also sponsored by the following: Al Dia Today, American Cancer Society (Man to Man Prostate Cancer Support Group), Breast Friends, Brevard Business News, CFL Internet Marketing, Communidad Latina de Brevard County, Eye Clinic & Laser Institute, Florida Today, Health First & Health First Hospice, Hometown News, Hospice of St. Francis, Quality Medical Care, Myriad Genetics, Inc., Roche Laboratories, Space Coast Medicine, Space Coast Ovarian Cancer Association, Starbucks, Tepas Breast Center, Thrifty Produce, Keith Johnson of Dunkin Doughnuts, Cocoa Beach,  United Order True Sisters, Vitas Hospice, Well Care,  Water's Edge Dermatology & Wuesthoff Health Systems.

To schedule an appointment for a breast screening, please call Althea at (321) 674-5050
For a prostate examination, please call Maliaka at (321) 952-0898. 
For information on the Cancer Care Centers of Brevard in Melbourne please call (321) 952-0898, or log on to