Cartersville Medical Center October 03, 2013

Cartersville, GA; October 3, 2013: In an effort to encourage all women to take proactive steps to care for themselves and preserve their health, The Women’s Center at Cartersville Medical Center will offer digital mammograms at a special rate of $49 in October through the end of the year. This is a 50% discount from the normal charge of $99. A separate physician reading fee will apply. Additionally, extended hours are available for added convenience.

The chance of developing invasive breast cancer at some point in a woman’s life is approximately 1 in 8. Breast cancer is the second most frequently diagnosed type of cancer in women and one of the leading causes of cancer death in women of all races and Hispanic population. There are currently about 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the United States

“This special rate meets the need for affordable mammography screenings in our community, which is an important factor in overall women’s health.” Says Melanie Morris, Women’s Center supervisor at Cartersville Medical Center. “We are excited to offer this opportunity to the women of our community.”

Highlighting the month’s awareness activities is “Get Your Pink On!” — a breast cancer awareness and survivor celebration event — on Thursday, October 24, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 pm. In the Family Life Center at Sam Jones Memorial United Methodist Church. The luncheon event will feature local resident and former television show host Betty Crane and area singer/songwriter Gina Cook. Both women are breast cancer survivors. Also included will be a special survivor recognition, awareness, diagnosis and treatment information, resources and door prizes. Additionally, the first 100 arrivals will receive a free pair of pink socks. Event registration is only $8 per person.

Finally, to increase community awareness, a large breast cancer awareness ribbon on a bright pink background will be projected onto the side of The Hope Center throughout the month of October, serving as a reminder of the importance of mammography and early detection.

All mammograms at Cartersville Medical Center are performed on state-of-the-art mammography equipment. The key to mammography screening is that it be done routinely—once is not enough. Women should have their baseline mammogram between the ages of 35-40 and screening mammograms every other year for ages 40-50. After age 50, screening mammograms are recommended annually.

To schedule your reduced rate mammogram, call (855) 828-5136. To register for “Get Your Pink On!”, call MedLine at (800) 242-5662.