|One in eight women will have invasive breast cancer some time in her life. Screening mammograms and early detection can give women a fighting chance against breast cancer. Norwegian American Hospital is making reduced price screening mammograms available to women for $60 during the month of October in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month.|
The mammography program at Norwegian American Hospital is accredited by the American College of Radiology. A physician’s order is required before a mammogram can be done at Norwegian American Hospital.
“We appreciate our medical staff working with us to make sure that this important screening is available to individuals who might not have it done otherwise,” said Abha Agrawal, M.D., chief operating officer/vice president of medical affairs. “Any time we can work together to improve the health of our community, it’s a positive outcome for everyone.”
The American Cancer Society estimates that nearly 40,000 women will lose their battle to the disease this year. At the same time, 232,670 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed in women, the ACS says.
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, exceeded only by lung cancer. The ACS says death rates from breast cancer have been declining since about 1989, with larger decreases in women younger than 50.
“We are hoping to raise awareness and encourage more women to have this potentially life-saving screening done on a regular basis, by offering this incentive,” said Karen Brown, manager, imaging services.
For questions concerning the free mammograms or to schedule an appointment contact Norwegian American Hospital at 888-624-1850.