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FREE MAMMOGRAMS FOR ELIGIBLE WOMEN AT CRMC’S WOMEN’S HEALTH CENTER – 04/19/2011

FREE SCREENINGS TO TAKE PLACE MAY 2 AND MAY 9

April 19, 2011 – Harris, N.Y. – Catskill Regional Medical Center (CRMC), in conjunction with the Sullivan County Cancer Services Program, is promoting breast cancer awareness through participation in the second annual Hudson Valley Mother Yourself Breast Cancer Screening event.

Free mammograms will be available to eligible uninsured and underinsured women over the age of 40 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, May 2 and Monday, May 9 at the CRMC Women’s Health Center at 60 Jefferson Street in Monticello. Women completing their screenings will receive a special gift. Appointments are limited and pre-registration is required. For questions about eligibility or to make an appointment, contact LaToya Lawrence at 845-794-3300 ext. 2115.

According to estimates from the American Cancer Society, more than 190,000 women were diagnosed with breast cancer, and more than 40,000 women died of the disease last year. Screening for breast cancer with a clinical breast exam and a mammogram can help physicians detect early forms of the disease, when it is most treatable.