Breast cancer….many of us know someone…a mother, sister, friend who has had it.
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Mobile Mammography is coming to the Byrum Porter Center in Orlinda Monday February 10th 2014 10am – 2pm. This is available to women over 40 and one great advantages is it is a 20 minute appointment versus a drive and several hours.
* Insurance accepted. Financial assistance available to those that qualify.
This is part of the St. Thomas Health system. More info
Many factors contribute to this high mortality rate due to breast cancer: a lack of breast health care information and regular monthly self exams, economic barriers that limit screening and diagnostic testing, cultural barriers and fears about healthcare systems – including confusion about medical providers – can all cause delays and result in late-stage breast cancer diagnosis and/or proper treatment. *
Saint Thomas Health Breast Cancer Program provides over 40,000 mammograms and diagnoses and treats over 950 women with breast cancer per year.
69% of women nationally get recommended routine mammography screenings. In Tennessee the average is 42%, due mainly to lack of access. **
For more information or to sign up:
Byrum-Porter Senior Center Joy George, Program Manager 9123 Highway 49 E Orlinda, TN 37141 615-654-3161
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