Free Breast Cancer Screening for Women 50+

What: Free Breast Cancer Screening for Women 50 years of age and older

When: Pre-register no later than Wednesday (Dec. 15) for the screening, held Jan. 27.

Where: Mercy Regional Cancer Center – 2175 Rosaline Ave. Redding, CA 96001

Cost: Free for qualifying women

Early detection is critical in treating breast cancer.  The Mercy Regional Cancer Center will host a free breast cancer screening for qualifying women 50 years of age and older who have previously participated in the Every Woman Counts – Breast Cancer Early Detection Program.  The screening will take place on Thursday, January 27, 2011.

The breast cancer screening involves three components:

Mammogram – an X-ray of your breasts can be a powerful way to detect breast cancer in its earliest, most treatable stage.

Breast Self Examination Education –  provided by a Mercy oncology nurse.

Clinical Breast Examination – a physician or affiliated health care providers will conduct the examination.

To find out if you qualify for this state-funded program, please call Mercy Medical Center Redding at (530) 24-MERCY (246-3729).  Appointments are limited and women must pre-register no later than December 15, 2010.

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1 Response

  1. Avatar Mercy Medical says:


    The age requirement for this screening has acutally changed. Women 40+ are welcome to the screening as long as the requirements are met. This is an excellent program.

    Thank you