Discount mammogram clinics offered in West Virginia
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University Cancer Institute is offering discount mammogram clinics at two locations next month during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The 3D tomo digital mammography screening clinics will be held each Saturday. One will be held at the Berkeley Medical Center Women's Imaging Center in Martinsburg and another at the Jefferson Medical Center Women's Imaging Center in Ranson.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Several more West Virginia locations will be visited by a mobile mammography vehicle this month.
Bonnie's Bus is a service of West Virginia University Medicine and the WVU Cancer Institute. The bus was made possible by a gift from West Virginia natives Jo and Ben Statler and is named after Jo Statler's late mother, Bonnie Wells Wilson.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A mobile mammography vehicle will stop in several West Virginia counties next month.
Bonnie's Bus is operated by West Virginia University Medicine and the WVU Cancer Institute.
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A mobile mammography center known as Bonnie's Bus is on the road again and taking appointments in West Virginia this month.
The bus will visit Martinsburg in the Eastern Panhandle May 17 and 18.
The bus is a service of the West Virginia University Cancer Institute in Morgantown. The visit is being sponsored by the institute and Berkeley Senior Services, where the bus will be parked both days.
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia University Cancer Institute is offering discount mammogram clinics next month.
The mammography screening clinics will be held each Saturday in May at the Women's Imaging Center in Martinsburg. The screenings will be held each Saturday except May 26 at the Women's Imaging Center in Ranson.
A patient getting a mammogram at North Valley Hospital in Whitefish would be unlikely to notice that the hospital now has a new a digital breast tomosynthesis machine, but health-care providers say the new technology is meeting their goal of providing the best care possible.
The digital breast tomosynthesis - known as 3-D mammography - machine was installed at the hospital last month following fundraising efforts that began in 2017.
Starting April 9, Beatrice Community Hospital will offer a new type of mammography that’s aimed at reducing both false positives and false negatives in breast cancer screening.
It’s called digital breast tomosynthesis or 3D mammography, and it has the potential to reduce false positives by nearly half and can identify breast cancers that might have been missed by traditional mammogram somewhere between 10 and 60 percent more often.
New technology at SSM Health St. Clare Hospital is providing peace of mind to patients who receive breast cancer screenings.
The Baraboo healthcare center last week began offering three-dimensional tomosynthesis mammography evaluations. The groundbreaking technology creates a 3-D picture of the breast from several X-ray images taken at different angles, whereas a conventional mammogram creates a two-dimensional image.
Mobile mammograms offered in new West Virginia bus
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A new mobile mammography vehicle will be offering screenings in West Virginia later this week.
The 45-foot vehicle called Bonnie's Bus will visit Ritchie County on Friday, a service of West Virginia University Medicine and the WVU Cancer Institute. The bus will be at the Ritchie Regional Health Center in Harrisville from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (304) 699-0947 for an appointment.
Paula Wachsteter remembers that she nearly forgot. It was November 2008 when she realized she had not gotten her annual mammogram.
Wachsteter was the last appointment the day she visited the Floyd Mobile Mammography Coach operated by The Breast Center at Floyd. After her mammography she soon learned she did indeed have breast cancer. To this day, she believes that decision to go to the mammography coach saved her life.
EUREKA — For more than 30 years, Patty Cuffe has screened thousands of women for breast cancer as a mammography technologist at Advocate Eureka Hospital.
"I'm the caregiver, not the patient," Cuffe said in her Eureka home last week.
For years, Grant Cuffe, Patty's adult son, led a healthy life.
"I was in fantastic shape and ready to start my career," Grant said.
Today is National Mammography Day, a day set aside to bring attention to breast cancer and remind women to schedule their screening mammograms. For more than 20 years, the third Friday of October has marked special activities aimed at increasing awareness about mammograms.
In conjunction with National Mammography Day, which is Friday, the Department of Public Health is urging women to schedule an appointment for a mammogram. No-cost screenings are available for Connecticut women who qualify.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and although many people are aware of breast cancer and its risks, it's easy to forget early detection and treatment are key to fighting breast cancer.
Two of the most effective ways of detecting and tracking breast cancer are via sonography and mammography. Oncologists rely on these imaging modalities to identify cancers, determine the best course of action and review tumor growth over the course of treatment.
Save a Sister wants local businesses to think pink this October in honor of breast cancer awareness month.
Mobile exam units make mammograms easy, convenient
For most women over age 40, getting a mammogram can be scary and inconvenient.
That’s why Mammos On the Move is making it easier and more convenient by bringing their office to you.
Mammos On the Move is a mobile unit that does mammography and bone density screenings. Unlike spending more than an hour going to a hospital or a clinic doing the same exams, it will take less than 10 minutes to perform the screening at mammos.
A mobile mammography unit is coming to Meijer stores in Manistee and Ludington.
The Betty Ford Breast Cancer Services Unit of Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids will offer breast cancer screenings at its mobile mammography unit on Monday, Sept. 11 at the Meijer in Manistee, 15 Caberfae Highway.
The mobile unit will also be at the Meijer in Ludington, 3900 W. U.S. 10, on Monday, Nov. 6. The mobile unit will return to the Manistee Meijer on Dec. 7.
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MANISTEE — New technology at Munson Healthcare Manistee Hospital allows radiologists to better screen patients for abnormalities in breast tissue.
The hospital recently began using 3D tomography for breast screening exams in addition to standard two-dimensional mammograms. The technology takes multiple images of the breast to give radiologists greater opportunity to view tissue.
Nonprofit has given $25M to Wyoming health care
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust has given more than $25 million for mammogram machines and other medical equipment to Wyoming hospitals and clinics since 2010.
The organization is a national nonprofit that works to improve rural health care.
The St. Vincent’s Breast Health Center will offer free and low-cost digital mammography screenings through its mobile mammography coach for women age 40 and older from:
8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Family Health Center, 762 Lindley St. Bridgeport
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 15, East End Baptist Church, 548 Central Ave., Bridgeport
Since December, when 3-D mammography was introduced to Parkview Health Systems at Parkview Warsaw, the new technology has accounted for about 35 percent of breast exams.
Soon, 3-D mammograms will be offered throughout the Parkview network. They cost about $70 more than conventional 2-D mammograms but take more detailed images of the breast tissue, said Jessica Miller, public relations manager at Parkview Health.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A mobile mammography center will visit Wetzel, Monongalia and Harrison counties this month.
The vehicle, known as Bonnie's Bus, is operated by West Virginia University Medicine and WVU Cancer Institute.
The bus will be at the state police office behind the library in Hundred on Tuesday and Wednesday. Call (304) 775-4671 for an appointment.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University says a mobile mammography center will visit Berkeley and Morgan counties this month.
The vehicle, known as Bonnie's Bus, offers digital mammograms and breast care education for women. It's provided by WVU Medicine and the WVU Cancer Institute.
The bus will be at Berkeley Senior Services in Martinsburg from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 12. Call (304) 263-8873 for an appointment.
The St. Vincent’s Breast Health Center will offer free and low-cost digital mammography screenings through its luxurious mobile mammography coach for women age 40 and older at the following times, dates and places.
8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, May 6, Susan G Komen Race for the Cure, Sherwood Island State Park, Westport
8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, May 12, Family Health Center, 762 Lindley St., Bridgeport
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 19, Park City Primary Care, 64 Black Rock Ave. Fairfield
The St. Vincent’s Breast Health Center will offer free and low-cost digital mammography screenings through its mobile mammography coach for women age 40 and older throughout the month. It will appear at the following times dates and places: From 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 17 at Family Health Center, 762 Lindley St., Bridgeport; from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 19 at South West Community Health Center, 46 Albion St., Bridgeport; from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 20 at Park City Primary Care, 64 Black Rock Ave., Bridgeport; from 1 to 4 p.m. April 21 at The Watermark 3030 Park, 3030 Park Ave., Bridgeport; from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 22, Mount Aery Baptist Church, 73 Frank St., Bridgeport; and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 26 at the Easton Senior Center, 650 Morehouse Road, Easton.
St. Vincent Medical Center’s Mobile Mammography Coach will visit Sacred Heart University’s Seton Residence Hall, 5151 Park Ave., Fairfield, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, March 17. The coach provides mammography screenings to women in Fairfield County.
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DEAR MAYO CLINIC: After a recent mammogram, my doctor suggested an additional test. She recommended molecular breast imaging, but, when I got to the appointment, I was scheduled for 3-D imaging. What is the difference between the two? Is one more accurate than the other at detecting breast cancer?
La PORTE – The Foundation will once again be able to provide mammogram vouchers to uninsured or underinsured women in La Porte and Starke Counties who do not have the resources to pay for these services.
The Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust (IBCAT) awarded an $18,000 grant for 2017 to continue The Foundation Breast Cancer Project.
Lehan Drugs in DeKalb recently donated $6,374.92 raised from a quilt raffle and the Daisy Dash 5K to the KishHealth Foundation’s mammography fund.
“Every October, which is breast cancer awareness month, we have different events going on for our customers,” Sally Smoltich, board certified mastectomy fitter for Lehan Drugs, said in a news release. “Three years ago, we began raffling off the Lehan Cares Quilt and the Daisy Dash two years ago to help raise funds for KishHealth.”
St. Vincent’s Medical Center’s mobile mammography coach is traveling and will make a stop at Hall Neighborhood House in Bridgeport on Jan. 18 and at Kingsway Senior Housing in Norwalk on Jan. 19. Schedule a mammogram by calling 203-576-5500 or visit http://stvincents.org/…/preve…/mobile-mammography-screenings.
Encouraging Crossroads residents to be proactive, Belk of Corinth will offer free, convenient mammogram screenings. Available from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. during the week of Monday, Feb. 6, the screens will be done via the “BelkGives on the Go Mobile Mammography Center". The 39-foot-long, state-of-the-art screening center on wheels will cater to women age 40 and over with no breast concerns who have not had a mammogram in the last 12 months and who have a primary care physician. Those who meet the...
Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women overall.
The good news is that catching breast cancer in its early stages, when treatment is most effective, can save lives. And, today, there are a variety of state-of-the-art screening options available locally at CHI Mercy Health, including 3D mammography and MRI.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Last week on the Talking Health program on News Radio 1240 KQEN, Kelly Griffith, lead mammography technologist at Outpatient Imaging for CHI Mercy Health, and Angelia Freeman, the outreach program manager for the Community Cancer Center, talked with host Lisa Platt about the importance of mammograms and regular check-ups to catch breast cancer early.
Lisa: What is a mammography screening and when should a woman begin screening?
In the field of breast cancer research, those six words remain the go-to, tried-and-true point of reference for patients and clinicians. Now, one of the latest tools in detecting breast cancer early — 3-D tomosynthesis — will become available at The Breast Center at Floyd this fall.
Many women could get mammograms every three years, UW study says
The vast majority of women ages 50 to 74 should consider getting mammograms every three years, instead of every two years as currently recommended, to reduce the potential harms from breast cancer screening, a UW-Madison study says.
More than 80 percent of women that age have a low or average risk for breast cancer and/or have low-density breasts, in which mammograms are likely to detect cancer if present, the researchers said.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — The mayor of Stillwater has been diagnosed breast cancer after filming a public service announcement promoting a hospital's new 3-D mammography technology.
The Stillwater News Press (http://bit.ly/2axRLbE ) reports that Mayor Gina Noble and Stillwater Medical Center staff held a news conference Wednesday to discuss her diagnosis.
She said the diagnosis was daunting news, but said she will be OK because...