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OCO To Offer Free Mammograms During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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" data-medium-file="https://oswegocountytoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/ami-mammograms-300x271.jpg" data-large-file="https://oswegocountytoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/ami-mammograms.jpg" class="size-medium wp-image-13344" title="ami-mammograms" src="http://oswegocountytoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/ami-mammograms-300x271.jpg" alt="</p>The Radiology staffs at AMI in Fulton, A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital and Oswego Health are gearing up for "Mammography Days" throughout the month of October. OCO's Cancer Services Program is recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness month by offering free mammograms and breast exams for women who have limited or no health insurance on select dates throughout the month of October. Pictured above from left are AMI staff members Paula Kieffer and Nancy Tyler. For more information, or to make an appointment for a mammogram, you may contact OCO's Cancer Services Program Partnership of Oswego County at 592-7877, ext. 228." width="300" height="271" srcset="https://oswegocountytoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/ami-mammograms-300x271.jpg 300w, https://oswegocountytoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/ami-mammograms.jpg 800w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" />
The Radiology staffs at AMI in Fulton, A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital and Oswego Health are gearing up for "Mammography Days" throughout the month of October. OCO's Cancer Services Program is recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness month by offering free mammograms and breast exams for women who have limited or no health insurance on select dates throughout the month of October. Pictured above from left are AMI staff members Paula Kieffer and Nancy Tyler. For more information, or to make an appointment for a mammogram, you may contact OCO's Cancer Services Program Partnership of Oswego County at 592-7877, ext. 228.

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, women with limited or no health insurance will have the opportunity to receive free mammograms and clinical breast exams throughout the month of October courtesy of Oswego County Opportunities’ Cancer Services Program Partnership of Oswego County.

Having annual mammograms is an important part of maintaining good health.   “This is an excellent opportunity for women to learn about their risk and get screened for breast cancer,” said Carolyn Handville, Coordinator of OCO’s Cancer Services Program Partnership of Oswego County.  “All women 40 and over should have an annual mammogram and clinical breast exam.  Women 20 to 39 should have a clinical breast exam once a year.  A mammogram along with a clinical breast exam is an effective tool to detect breast cancer in its early stage and has been successful in reducing overall cancer and mortality.”

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death among women in New York State.  Each year, nearly 14,000 New York women are diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 3,000 die from the disease.  “We encourage women to be vigilant, to learn about personal risk and get screened for breast cancer,” added Handville.  “Early detection of breast cancer through mammography and clinical breast exams has let to a significant increase in the number of individuals who survive this disease.  When caught early, the chance of survival is high.”

Since early detection is the best protection, representatives from OCO’s Cancer Services Program will be offering free mammograms and breast examinations to those with limited or no health insurance on the following dates in October:

-          Friday, October 10th and Friday, October 24th from 8a – 4p at A. L. Lee Memorial Hospital in Fulton.
-          Thursday, October 9th from 9a – 4p at the Pulaski Health Center (NOCHSI) in Pulaski,
-          Wednesday, October 8th and Thursday, October 16th from 8a – 4p at the Oswego Hospital, 126 West Sixth Street in Oswego
-          Tuesday, October 7th, 14th, and 28th from 1 – 4p; by appointment at AMI in Fulton.

Putting these screenings off today, could affect your life tomorrow!  Call 592-7877 ext. 228, to take advantage of these free screenings and make your appointment today!

Appointments are required.

For more information, or to make an appointment for a mammogram, you may contact OCO’s Cancer Services Program Partnership of Oswego County at 592-7877, ext. 228.

OCO Inc. is a private, non-profit agency that has been supporting communities throughout Oswego County since 1966.  OCO, Inc. is a United Way of Greater Oswego county Member Agency.  For more information on OCO visit their web site at www.oco.org.