Health

West Jefferson to Offer $99* Screening Mammograms for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast cancer Awareness Month. A perfect time to keep in mind breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States and the second leading cause of cancer deaths. All reasons why it’s a good idea for you or a loved one to get screened.

What: West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) will be offering screening mammograms for $99*.

When:
October 1 – October 31

Where:
Women’s Imaging & Breast Care Center at West Jefferson Medical Center
4521 Westbank Expressway, Marrero, LA 70072 (Located in the West Jefferson Medical Plaza)

Interviews Available:
With physician & breast cancer survivor – call/email Taslin Alfonzo @ 281-216-0192; taslin.alfonzo@lcmchealth.org

Why:
October is Breast cancer Awareness Month. A perfect time to keep in mind breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States and the second leading cause of cancer deaths. All reasons why it’s a good idea for you or a loved one to get screened.

Getting regular mammograms is the best way to lower your risk of dying from the disease. Screening tests can find breast cancer early, when it’s most treatable.

The American Cancer Society recommends women ages 40 and older have a mammogram every year and continue to do so for as long as they are in good health and in consultation with a their physician’s recommendation.

Encourage the women in your life to ask their doctors about scheduling a mammogram today! Don’t let a high deductible or no insurance stop you.

For more information, go to http://www.wjmc.org/Mammogram/

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