Project Self-Sufficiency of Sussex County is offering free mammograms to underinsured and uninsured women over the age of 40 on Thursday, May 31st, from 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Free mammograms will only be by appointment so call 973-940-3500 to make an appointment for a free mammogram. Project Self-Sufficiency is located at 127 Mill Street in Newton.
Besides a free mammogram, participants will also receive instructions for performing self-examinations, as well as free educational materials on breast health and breast cancer. In combination with mammograms, breast self-exams and clinical breast exams are recommended for all women after the age of 20. Combining these three methods gives women the best chance of detecting breast cancer at its earliest stages. Funding for the mobile mammography van is provided in part by the Susan G. Komen for the Cure North Jersey Affiliate.
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, exceeded only by lung cancer. If detected early – and mammography is the best way to do that – the five-year survival rate for patients is more than 90 percent.
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