The Importance of Mammography Screening
Breast cancer screening is essential to early detection of breast cancer. The American Cancer Society and the American College of Radiology now recommend annual mammograms for women over 40.
Early breast cancer detection through screening mammography is the most effective way to reduce mortality from the disease according to the American Cancer Association. Early detection can also lead to less intensive treatments, including lumpectomy rather than mastectomy, and less of a need for chemotherapy in some cases.
Crozer-Keystone Health System is once again hosting “Think Pink” mammography events throughout May. When women make an appointment at one of the health system's “Think Pink” events, they will receive a beach towel. Light refreshments will be provided. Locations and dates available as part of this “Think Pink” campaign:
- Delaware County Memorial Hospital: Saturday, May 5 from 8 a.m. to noon; Thursday, May 24 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
- Briton Lake: Sunday, May 6 from11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
- Media Medical Plaza: Saturday, May 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Tuesday, May 22 from 4 to 7:30 p.m.
- Springfield Hospital: Thursday, May 10 from 4: to 7 p.m.; Thursday, May 17 from 4 to 7 p.m.
- Crozer-Chester Medical Center: Monday, May 7 from 3 to 6:45 p.m.: Tuesday, May 15 from 3 to 6:45 p.m.; Monday, May 21 from 3 to 6:45 p.m.
Crozer-Chester Medical Center and Delaware County Memorial Hospital have both received Joint Commission certification for breast care and have been accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers.
To schedule an appointment, call 1-866-5-CK-XRAY (1-866-525-9729) or visit http://ckimaging.crozer.org.