(Owego, N.Y.)- According to cancer.org, the American Cancer Society’s website, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the United States, except for skin cancers, making up about 30-percent or 1 in 3 of all new female cancers each year. Finding breast cancer early can help save lives.
Tioga Opportunities, Inc. is partnering with Lourdes to make it easier to get an annual mammogram. The Lourdes “Mammo on the Move” Mobile Mammography Van will provide digital screening mammograms from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, at Tioga Opportunities, Inc. Family Planning Clinic, 110 Central Ave., Owego. Appointments may be made by calling 607-798-5723.
Those eligible to use the van for breast screening are age 40 or older, have no current breast problems or symptoms, and have no history of breast surgery, or had a biopsy over one year ago with benign results and no further problems. Results can be provided to a health care provider of one’s choosing; it is not necessary to be a patient of Lourdes. Insured and uninsured women are welcome, and no referrals are needed. To find out if you are eligible for low- or no-cost screenings, call Cancer Services Program of the Southern Tier at 607-778-3900.
Tioga Opportunities, Inc. also provides confidential and compassionate family planning, women’s health care, and wellness education and offers a sliding scale fee dependent on income and household size. Same day appointments are often available. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 607-687-5333 or visit www.tiogaopp.org/family-planning.