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Thursday, May 2, 2013

‘Mammothon’ offers breast cancer screenings at 2 St. Francis Health locations May 10

INDIANAPOLIS – With early detection, diagnosis and treatment options, more patients are beating breast cancer, yet many women don’t seek annual mammography screenings for a variety of reasons.

Franciscan St. Francis Cancer Center is hosting its latest Mammothon from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, May 10 at the Imaging Centers at the hospital’s Indianapolis (8111 S. Emerson Ave.) and Carmel (2188B N. Meridian St.) campuses. 

Both events offer extended screening hours and a variety of other activities designed to celebrate women’s health, making it more convenient for women to schedule one of the most important cancer screenings.

Mammograms are by appointment only and can be made by calling 855-837-8830. All major insurances are accepted. A primary care physician referral may be required.
Those scheduling a screening mammogram during the event will receive a free Vera Bradley® gift. Also, participants will receive a free potted flower from Meijer.

The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 230,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in 2013. The survival rate has improved significantly because of screening mammograms and early detection.

In addition to clinical exams, the ACS recommends that women 40 and older should have a screening mammogram every year for as long as they are in good health.