Thanks to the generous donations of many local organizations and individuals to the Covenant HealthCare Foundation CARE fund, Covenant HealthCare is offering a free breast cancer screening Saturday, September 17 at the Covenant Breast Health Center, 5400 Mackinaw, Saginaw, MI.
These screenings are available for women who meet the following criteria:
- Age 40 or over
- Are uninsured or their insurance does not cover mammograms
- Have not had a mammogram for at least 12 months
- Are residents of Bay, Huron, Saginaw, Sanilac, St. Clair or Tuscola County
People who meet these criteria can call 989.583.6278 option #1 to schedule a free clinical breast exam and digital mammogram performed by experienced physicians and technologists. Advance appointments are required between 8am and 1pm, and space is limited.
Why are mammograms important? Mammograms can show changes in the breast up to two years before a patient or physician can feel them and breast cancer is most treatable when detected early. According to the American College of Radiology, mammography has helped reduce breast cancer mortality in the US by nearly 1/3 since 1990.
Please help spread the word about the benefits of early detection, and share this free event with those who may benefit.
For more information about the Breast Health Program at Covenant HealthCare, visit: covenantcancercare.com
For more information on the Covenant HealthCare Foundation or to donate, visit: covenanthealthcarefoundation.com