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Oswego Health Golf Tournament To Benefit Latest in Digital Mammography Equipment

Local golfers can support the purchase of the latest digital mammography equipment as they participate in Oswego Health’s annual golf tournament on June 3 at the Oswego Country Club.

Oswego Health’s annual golf tournament will support the purchase of new digital mammography equipment allowing Oswego Health to offer the latest technology at all its locations.

Oswego Health Radiology Chief Mark Franklin, MD, recommends that most women undergo a yearly mammogram beginning at age 40.

“A digital mammogram is one of the most important tools physicians have to diagnose breast cancer,” Dr. Franklin said. “Early breast cancer detection through mammography likely results in improved outcomes.”

Women who are at higher risk of breast cancer should talk with their healthcare provider about whether to have mammograms before the age of 40 and how often to undergo one.

Those at a higher risk for breast cancer include individuals who have a first degree relative that has had the disease.

A first degree relative includes a mother or sister.

Oswego Health’s annual golf tournament is now in its 26th year.

The event attracts more than 140 golfers each year that support the purchase of either a hospital service or piece of equipment.

For information about participating in the tournament, call 349-5500.