I know everyone is gearing up for the holidays, but we wanted to flag a great opportunity for women in the Wisconsin who need mammograms, and this one comes up right after the holidays. Aspirus Women’s Health already has 2012 dates for its free mobile mammograms, and the first one is on January 12th, 2012 at the Aspirus Stevens Point Clinic.
To qualify for a free mammogram, you must be: 40 or older, have no health insurance or a plan that does not cover breast health screening and meet clinical screening guidelines. Call 800-847-4707 to see if you qualify for a free screening mammogram. Registration is required for an appointment.
Women who qualify for a mammogram will receive:
• A clinical breast exam
• Screening mammography
• Breast health educational materials
And if needed, patients will also receive:
• Diagnostic mammography
This program is supported by a grant from the Central Wisconsin Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. Additional support is provided by Radiology Associates of Wausau, the Langlade Health Foundation, Memorial Health Center, the Aspirus Health Foundation, Aspirus Wausau Hospital, and Aspirus Clinics.
Even if you do not qualify for these free mammogram screenings, you may still qualify for the Wisconsin Well Woman Program. For more information on the Wisconsin Well Woman Program, as well as registration and participation criteria, please call the Aspirus Information Center at 715.847.2380 or 800.847.4707.
The American Cancer Society recommends that women receive an annual mammogram starting at age 40, obtain an annual clinical breast exam by a healthcare professional and perform monthly breast self-exams. Breast cancer is the disease many women fear the most, and early detection and treatment can dramatically improve a woman’s chances of survival. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women, and leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women ages 40 to 55. If detected early – and mammography is the best way to do that – the five-year survival rate for patients is more than 90 percent.
Have you had your mammogram this year? Tell us about it!
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