Awareness is Key in the Fight Against Breast Cancer
By Catherine Rice, Vice President of Marketing/Outreach
Nearly all of us have known someone with breast cancer and had our lives affected by that diagnosis. Breast cancer is something that affects all women and some men. Knowing your risk and getting the right screening test is important and can save your life.
We know that mammography is the most effective tool used today to find breast cancer in most women. In partnership with Diagnostic Imaging Centers, P.A., we provide monthly onsite mammograms. We are kicking off National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (usually celebrated in October) early by hosting a mammogram event on Wednesday, Sept. 29. Participants will receive a gift bag and refreshments. In addition, the mobile coach will be back at our Olathe clinic location on Monday, Oct. 25. Mammograms are scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Screening mammograms will be available to area women who are 50 and older, low income and uninsured. Clinic staff will enroll eligible women in Kansas’ Early Detection Works, and insurance will be billed, if insured. Thanks to FNBO, who donated funds for mammograms and awareness building initiatives, there is no cost to patients.
To schedule a mobile mammogram appointment, call 913-648-2266.
If you are unsure if you need a mammogram, please talk to your health care provider about your risk level and the appropriate testing for you. To schedule an appointment to see a provider at HPC, call 913-648-2266.