TRI-CAP has teamed with Deaconess Mobile Mammography and the Tri-State Affiliate of Komen to offer mobile mammography on Oct. 5 at the TRI-CAP office located at 607 Third Avenue, Jasper. Patients don’t need a doctor’s referral.
To schedule a mammogram, please call 812-450-MAMM or email www.deaconess.com/mobilemammo. Services are provided on a sliding scale. Most forms of insurance are accepted.
Free healthcare navigation services will be available during the Mobile Mammography event on Oct. 5. Healthcare navigation assists uninsured persons with obtaining affordable healthcare insurance.
The warning signs for breast cancer are not the same for all people. Men also get breast cancer. When breast cancer is caught early, there is a 99% survival rate after 5 years. In 2016, it is estimated that 246,660 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed and 40,450 people will die to breast cancer.
Cancer cells can grow out of control before any symptoms of breast cancer appear. That is why breast cancer screening is important. Screening tests are used to find breast cancer before it causes signs or symptoms. Screening tests can find breast cancer early, when the chances of survival are highest. If you have a history of breast cancer in your family, talk with a doctor about your risk, when to start getting mammograms (or other tests) and how often to have them. In order to detect breast cancer, everyone should know what is normal for their breasts. If there is any change, see a doctor.
TRI-CAP’s mission is to empower people in our community to accept responsibility for achieving personal and economic well-being by providing health, housing and educational services. To learn more, go to www.tri-cap.net or call 812-482-2233.