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Experts predict more than 10,000 excess cancer deaths during the next decade as a result of missed screenings over course of the COVID-19 pandemic.*

Cancer doesn’t quit for COVID-19. That is why LifeBridge Health is having its 5th annual Mammothon on Nov. 12. A mammogram may save you, or your mother, sister, daughter or best friend.

The Mammothon is a special breast health event, during which LifeBridge Health breast care centers and select Advanced Radiology locations offer extended hours, so you and all the important women in your life, can take action against breast cancer. Save the Person – Get a Mammogram. No referral needed.

Coronavirus Prevention Measures

Participants in this year’s mammogram screening event can expect COVID-safe facilities, where staff members and all who enter are required to adhere to all state guidelines for coronavirus prevention and quality care. People entering our facilities will undergo a quick and simple screening consisting of a temperature check and a couple questions about your health. If you have a fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, or an upset stomach (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea) -- you may be asked to leave the premises. We kindly ask that those who are not feeling well on the day of the Mammothon, cancel their time slot and secure another time for screening. We would love to see you, but for the safety of staff members and other patients – we want to see you when you are well.

While on site, patients can expect that appointments will be scheduled in a way that prevents overlap and crowding, waiting rooms will be set up to adhere to social distancing standards and disinfected frequently. All employees are encouraged to wash their hands frequently and will be masked, as the wellbeing and safety of our patients is always at top of mind.

 

Screening Recommendations
  • Women older than age 25 should undergo formal risk assessment for breast cancer*
  • Women with an average risk of breast cancer should initiate yearly screening mammography at age 40*
  • Women with a higher-than-average risk of breast cancer should undergo yearly screening mammography and be offered yearly supplemental imaging; this screening should be initiated at a risk-based age*

* The American Society of Breast Surgeons
Additional Information on Screening Guidelines