Screening for osteoporosis set
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Cumberland Valley Medical Services will offer a screening for osteoporosis from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, March 27, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at John L. Grove Medical Center, Greencastle.
The cost is $25.
It is estimated that at age 50, a woman has nearly a 40 percent chance of developing an osteoporatic fracture during her remaining lifetime.
A woman's lifetime risk of hip fracture alone is equal to the combined risk of developing breast, uterine and ovarian cancer.