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Mammograms Are A Must

Posted on: May 11, 2018

Contributor(s): Cullen Quigley

 

Thanks to current technology, mammograms allow women immediate access to detect the presence of early stages of breast cancer. If treated early, breast cancer is deemed a very achievable battle that most definitely results in survival.

 

Though it is standard to begin advising women to have mammograms between ages 40 and 49 at the frequency prescribed by a doctor, women between ages 50 to 74 should get a mammogram every 2 years.

 

The Affordable Care Act set by former President Obama covers all mammograms for patients 40 and over financially. Despite age quotas, any woman of any age can and should consider getting a routine mammogram if breast cancer is present in family history. It’s important to recognize the signs early to cure preventative stages.

 

According to cancer.gov, it is important for women to recognize that breast changes can occur due to pregnancy, aging, menopause, during menstrual cycles, and when taking birth control or other hormones. Even with changes, women should contact her healthcare provider if she is unsure of the changes.

 

In partnership with Mercy Health, Primary Health Solutions provides onsite access to Mercy Health’s Mobile Mammography Van to provides an opportunity of detection and diagnosis of potentially infected breast tissue. Patients can schedule appointments by calling 513-686-3300.

 

Please view the schedule below:

 

Hamilton – Bever:

 

Thursday, May 31st              7:00 am – 11:00 am

Tuesday, August 14th            8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Thursday, September 13th   7:00 am – 11:00 am

Thursday, November 15th    1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

 

Middletown:

 

Thursday, May 31st               1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Thursday, August 16th          8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Thursday, September 13th   1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Thursday, November 15th    7:00 am – 11:00 am

 

Primary Health Solutions continues to strive in providing patient-centered services through our medical, dental, vision, and behavioral health services. This month, we’re proud to celebrate the millions of breast cancer survivors while also providing support to the victims fighting this disease.

 

For more information on breast cancer awareness, please refer here:

http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-cancer-awareness-month