According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. The good news is that most women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. Mammography is a specific type of breast imaging that uses low-dose x-rays to detect cancer early – before women experience symptoms – when it is most treatable.
About the Special
Matagorda Regional Medical Center is proud to team up with Baylor Radiology and Diagnostic Services to bring a $100 digital mammography special to the residents of Matagorda County and surrounding areas. This special is appropriate for women ages 40 and up, and consists of a digital screening and the reading of the test. No physician’s order is necessary, which means you can call (979) 241-5966 and schedule your own appointment during the month of October.
Here are some other resources we’re sharing during Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2018:
1) Enter your name and email address with the National Breast Cancer Foundation to receive a free “Know the Symptoms” guide. The sign-up form is on their website home page which can be found by clicking here.
2) The National Breast Cancer Foundation’s video library features educational videos on breast cancer facts, causes of breast cancer, genetics, and more. Click here to visit the video library.
3) Breast cancer awareness and facts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention can be found here.
4) If you’re curious about the mammogram, Radiology Info for Patients (sponsored by the American College of Radiology and the Radiological Society of North America) has excellent information here in English and here in Spanish.
To schedule your mammogram during the month of October and take advantage of the reduced fee, call us at (979) 241-5966. No physician’s order is necessary, and self-referrals are accepted with payment at the time of service. Appointment slots are filling up fast, so call today!