Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Free Breast Cancer Screening on February 16

Mammograms are recommended yearly for women over the age of 40. But for women without insurance, paying for a regular mammogram can be a challenge.

That's why Catholic Health and Erie County Cancer Services have teamed up to offer a free breast cancer screening, taking place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 16 at the M. Steven Piver, M.D. Center for Women’s Health & Wellness (Seton Professional Building on the Sisters Hospital campus, 2121 Main Street, Suite 100, Buffalo, NY 14214).

The screening is open to women without insurance over the age of 40.

Cancer Services Program will cover any follow-up testing and treatment if needed.

Appointments are limited, so those interested should call for an appointment right away. Appointments can be made by calling HealthConnection at (716) 706-2112.

If you need to be convinced, consider the story of Buffalo resident Ann Dyson. She attended a previous Catholic Health screening, when a mammogram detected a cancerous lump.

"Without this program, I know that I would be walking around with undetected cancer, with no possibility of hope," she said. "I will be forever grateful to those who found my cancer."

Click on the video below to hear her story.


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