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Early detection of breast cancer can save lives and Preble County Medical Center physicians remind women to get their yearly mammograms.
The American Cancer Society recommends that women at an average risk have:
- A screening mammogram and clinical breast exam annually for those 40 and older
- A clinical breast exam by a health professional at least every three years between the ages of 20 to 30 years
“I cannot stress the importance of having yearly screening mammograms,” says Jill Vosler, DO, a family medicine physician at the Preble County Medical Center in Eaton. “Annual mammograms can detect cancer early, when it is most treatable. In fact, mammograms show changes in the breast up to two years before a patient or physician can feel them.”
To ensure that cost is not an obstacle to breast health, Grandview Medical Center and the Preble County Medical Center, part of Kettering Health Network, are offering free mammograms to women that are under-insured or have no insurance. The Preble County Free Mammogram Drive runs through December 31, 2017.
For information on mammogram screenings or to see if you qualify for a free mammogram, call 937-558-3715.
Funding for the free mammograms is provided through the generous support of the Eaton Country Club Ladies Golf Association and the Grandview Foundation.