St. Joseph’s Medical Center will be providing low-cost mammography screenings for women in Tracy, CA on Wednesday, January 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Safeway store located at 1801 W. 11th Street.
The mammograms are part of innovative program created to bring mammography services to women who have limited resources and may not otherwise have access to preventative health care.
Low-cost mammograms will be available for $80. Women enrolled in certain medical programs may be eligible for a free mammogram. The screenings are available by appointment to any woman with a physician’s referral.
The St. Joseph Mobile Mammography Unit is a full-service, self-contained mammography clinic on wheels equipped with state-of-the-art digital mammography technology and service. It is sponsored by such partners as the Safeway Foundation, Avon and Susan G. Komen Foundation.
To make an appointment, call 866-430-8222.
Early detection is one of the most important factors in the fight against breast cancer, and a mammogram, in combination with a yearly doctor’s exam and monthly breast self-exam, makes it easier than ever for early breast cancer detection and survival.
Most women should consult their physician for a screening mammogram after age 35 and then every year or so as advised by their doctor. Most doctors advise yearly mammograms for women over 40 and it is important to notify your doctor right away if you feel anything unusual in your breasts during the monthly self exam. Many lumps are nothing to worry about, but only a doctor can determine which are harmless and which require attention.