Free Mammograms: 'No Excuses - Get Checked!'
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 1:45 pm
The Cannon County Senior Center in partnership with Stones River Hospital announces free mammograms for breast cancer prevention.
The "No Excuses-Get Checked!" project promotes the importance of screening, provides free mammograms, and provides a support system for those recently diagnosed. The project offers mammograms to women 40 years of age or older who do not have insurance or are considered self-pay.
In addition we can pay the co-pay or deductible of those who are insured and unable to pay the remaining balance as well.
Educating women to be proactive about their health, to not avoid preventative screenings, and to follow through with scheduled appointments are some of the primary goals of this project.
Even though this project is dedicated to the early detection of breast cancer, recently diagnosed clients will be matched with breast cancer survivors as mentors in order to establish trusting relationships during treatment. We realize how thin the line is between being a person without cancer and being a person living with cancer. We want to eliminate the excuses women use to keep from having mammograms.
Have you put off your mammogram? Have you made an excuse? "I just have not had time." "I will , when I can." "I don't have a family history." "I don't want to know." "I just can't afford it" "My deductible is too high." "My insurance won't cover it." Chances are those reasons don't hold up, especially when you consider it is easier to treat and survive breast cancer when it's found early. Early detection starts with getting a mammogram.
Cannon County Senior Center and Stones River Hospital received a Susan G. Komen grant to offer free mammograms. Your excuse no longer works!
Call 615-563-5304 today to schedule your screening.