Stories tagged with: Mammogram

November 17, 2009 - 6:21pm
6 years 12 weeks ago

The US Preventative Services Task Force is recommending new guidelines that is shaking up the breast cancer community. It says women under the age of 50 do not need to get mammograms and women do not need to conduct self-breast exams.

Genesis Radiologist, Dr. Coleene Cooke, says these guidelines are not directed toward women who have a higher risk for breast cancer.

"Perhaps they have a pre-disposition or they have a history, these women are out of this category. They need...

October 6, 2009 - 5:41pm
6 years 18 weeks ago

October marks the start of Breast Cancer Awareness month, and Genesis Healthcare System is trying to do its part to get the word out about how important it is for women to get their mammograms.

Even if women can't afford it, Genesis Healthcare and Cancer Services Administrative Assistant, Teri Mitchell, says the Susan G. Komen grant can help.

"The grant provides a mamogram to women who are underinsured, someone that maybe has a high deductible and can't afford to have a...

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