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SGMC Breast Center Offering Free Mammograms for Women

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and women’s health, SGMC’s Breast Center will be offering 50 free 3-D mammogram screenings to women who are uninsured and have a demonstrated financial need for their annual screening at the SGMC Berrien Campus in Nashville.

According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the second most common cancer. About 1 in 8 women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, exceeded only by lung cancer. Death rates from breast cancer have been declining since 1989, with larger decreases in women younger than 50. These decreases are believed to be the result of earlier detection through screening and increased awareness, as well as improved treatment.

SGMC’s Berrien Campus offers Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exams, developed by Hologic, Inc., a worldwide leader in Women’s Health. Utilizing advanced breast tomosynthesis technology, these exams are clinically proven to significantly increase the detection of breast cancers, and decrease the number of women asked to return for additional testing.

The free 3-D mammograms will be provided to the first 50 eligible women who make appointments. To be considered, each applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • not had a mammogram in the last 12 months
  • age 40 or older
  • not experiencing any breast problems (if you are experiencing breast problems, contact your doctor immediately)
  • uninsured, with a demonstrated financial need
  • not pregnant
  • live in one of the following counties: Berrien, Lanier, Cook, Atkinson, Irwin

These no-cost mammograms are made possible thanks to generous donations to the SGMC Foundation. To apply, visit sgmc.org/mammo. Physician orders are not required.

1 Comment

  1. Lori Golden on October 2, 2023 at 11:55 am

    My Dr wants me to have this done because breast cancer runs in my family and i have no insurance also ive never had a mammogram

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