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ORMC Offers Free Mammograms to Community

May 4th, 2012 | By | Category: Community Calendar

Orange Regional Medical Center Offers Free Mammograms to Community

Approximately 1 in 8 Women in the U. S. Will Develop Invasive Breast Cancer

Orange Regional Medical Center will offer free mammograms on Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Center located at the Orange Regional Medical Pavilion, 75 Crystal Run Road in Middletown. Appointments are limited and must be made by Wednesday, May 9.  The event is open to women without health insurance. Participants must be over 40 years of age and have not had a mammogram within a year.  Patients under 40 who are deemed high risk are also eligible. High risk eligibility will be determined during a phone consultation. Pre-registration is required.

Women aged 40 and over, should have a screening mammogram every year, according to the American Cancer Society. Early detection is vital in the successful treatment of breast cancer.

“Given that we know early detection is a key component to more favorable outcomes for women diagnosed with breast cancer, we’re proud to offer this service to those in our community,” says Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Center Manager, Penny Lynch.

During the hour-long appointment, patients will receive a clinical breast exam, a mammography, breast health education and self-breast exam training. Howard M. Karpoff, MD, FACS and Gurvinder Sethi, MD will be the participating physicians.

For more information and to register, please call the Orange Regional Health Connection at 1-888-321-ORMC (6762).

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