Sensenbrenner Hospital in Kapuskasing is hosting a walk-in mammogram event tomorrow between 8 am to 4 pm in the diagnostic imaging department. Mammography technician Tammy Stanbury says it’s open to women ages 50-74 who haven’t had a mammogram in the past 11 months.
“Ladies who have no symptoms are the ones who are invited. Obviously if you have symptoms you should have a discussion with your physician and definitely have a mammogram. Tomorrow for the ladies who have no symptoms those ladies who qualify for earl detection increases your odds of better outcomes when we find things at an earlier stage.
Technician Melissa Marien says the whole screening should take about 20 minutes, but it could be a bit longer depending on the number of people. She encourages women not to be shy…
“To do something for yourself especially with mother’s day coming. It’s important to take good care of your body, we only have one. And our staff is really well trained to make you feel comfortable and at ease with this exam.”
The participants will have the results given to their family doctor with a copy also sent to them in the mail.
Here is the complete list of screening criteria:
This event is open to women meeting the following criteria:
• Ontario resident at average risk for breast cancer
• Between the ages of 50 and 74
• Have no acute breast cancer symptoms
• Have no personal history of breast cancer
• Have no current breast implants
• Have not had a mammogram in the past 11 months
Early detection saves live! This Mother’s Day, make sure you can celebrate with your loved ones for years to come. Every woman who participates will leave with a beautiful wrapped flower, generously provided by Blooming Bouquet and En Mémoire Flowers.