Mobile mammogram van to visit Kake

Posted: Friday, April 04, 2008

KAKE - The mobile mammogram van will visit Kake starting at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, April 21, with appointments running through the afternoon of Wednesday, April 23.

Women wanting to schedule a mammogram should call Loretta Gregory at the Kake Health Center at 785-3333. Women who aren't due for a screening for a couple of months also should call, because it's possible the mobile mammogram van might be able to fit you in.

All women will need to arrange to have a current clinical breast exam (done within the past six months) before they schedule their mammogram. If you have not had a current breast exam since October, you will need to arrange to have one before you schedule your mammogram. If you are also due for your women's health exam, including your Pap smear and heart health screening, please let Loretta at the Kake Health Center know so sufficient time is scheduled for you to have this done. WISEWOMAN services also will be available when the mobile mammogram van is in town.

Women with no insurance or a limited income may be eligible for a free clinical breast exam, mammogram and heart health screening. To find out if you qualify, contact the Kake Health Center.

The mobile mammogram van is sponsored by Bartlett Regional Hospital and the SEARHC Breast and Cervical Health Program.

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