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Mission Hope Cancer Center Hosting Free Cancer Screenings

SANTA MARIA, CA – September 11, 2023 – Dignity Health’s Mission Hope Cancer Center is offering multiple free clinics for cancer screenings in Santa Maria. The three free events are specifically for people without health insurance or who are underinsured. Anyone interested must call ahead to make an appointment, spaces are limited. This is not a walk up event. 

“We’re offering these screenings as part of our commitment to community outreach for our rural area,” said Cynthia Maldonado, RN, the Outreach and Registry Supervisor at Mission Hope Cancer Center. “We know that routine cancer screenings can save lives.  We are accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, which means we raise standards and improve outcomes for cancer patients, with the ultimate goal of catching cancer earlier when it is highly treatable.”


Dignity Health’s Mission Hope Cancer Center


Free Cancer Screenings for people without health insurance and those who are underinsured


Mission Hope Cancer Center 
1325 E. Church Street
Santa Maria, CA 93454


Saturday, September 16-Skin Cancer Screening
Saturday, September 30-Prostate Cancer Screening
Saturday, October 14-Breast Cancer and Cervical Cancer Screening


Call 805-219-4673 *Appointments are limited and reservations are required 


About Mission Hope Cancer Center

Mission Hope Cancer Center, located on the Marian Regional Medical Center campus, is the region’s only advanced comprehensive cancer care center. Highly specialized physicians, oncology nurses and therapists provide integrated oncology care to the Central Coast. Mission Hope features the most advanced technology and provides the entire spectrum of cancer care and a multitude of support services and therapies. This state-of-the-art facility unites Santa Maria oncology treatment, imaging, research, education and outreach services at one location. It is accredited as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Center by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer and received seven commendations. The Marian Cancer Care Program at Mission Hope Cancer Center is a recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award, which is the highest designation awarded to community cancer centers and Marian is one of only three designated programs between San Francisco and Los Angeles.

About Marian Regional Medical Center

Marian Regional Medical Center is a state-of-the-art, 191-bed medical center located in Santa Maria, California. The modern facility is home to a broad array of services including a level II trauma center, a level III neonatal intensive care unit, a nationally recognized cardiac care center, and boasts the Central Coast’s only Comprehensive Community Cancer Program as recognized by the Commission on Cancer. Marian has been recognized for quality and patient safety and named one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades®.

Marian Regional Medical Center together with Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, and French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, comprise Dignity Health Central Coast, a network of hospitals, physicians, and outpatient services including physician offices, ambulatory surgery centers, technologically-advanced laboratories and imaging centers, and a full service home health agency. Learn more at


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Monday, September 11, 2023

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