Wednesday, October 1, 2014

AMI Offering Free Mammograms This October

Free screenings offered to uninsured women age 40 and over
in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In the fight against breast cancer, early detection saves lives. The health care experts at Atlantic Medical Imaging are doing their part by offering women the opportunity to receive a free screening mammogram this October. Eligible women must be uninsured, age 40 or older, and with no current or previous breast health issues. The program coincides with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and is funded through the generous support of the AMI Foundation.

“We all know that annual mammograms are vitally important,” said Dr. Peggy Avagliano, head of women’s imaging at AMI. “One in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime, and for many of those women, the cancer won’t be detected until its later stages. We don’t believe any woman should have to forgo important health care screenings due to lack of insurance.”

The goal of screening exams is to find cancers before they start to spread and cause symptoms. Breast cancers found early during screening exams are far more likely to be smaller and contained, greatly improving the chances of successful treatment.

AMI will be providing free mammograms to those who quality at eight office locations in Atlantic, Cape May, Ocean and Monmouth counties, as well as the Dr. Jan Astin Mobile Digital Mammography Van. The van travels throughout southern and central New Jersey to make breast cancer screening easier and more convenient.

As the only Breast Imaging Center of Excellence in the southeastern New Jersey region, AMI is committed to providing state-of-the-art technology, clinical expertise and sensitive patient care to women throughout southern and central New Jersey.

To schedule an appointment, Atlantic and Cape May County residents may call (609) 677-XRAY (9729).

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