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.
-from press release
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