CINCINNATI -- A special event was held at the 9 On Your Side studio on Wednesday, Oct. 9 to help women who haven't had the time or the insurance necessary to get their annual mammogram.
Breast cancer is 98 percent curable if detected early and one of the best modes of detection is an annual mammogram.
9 On Your Side partnered with St. Elizabeth to host the mobile mammography vans parked in front of the station. More than 80 Tri-State women were screened today and dozens more were signed up for other locations. The vans will be on Fountain Square Friday, October 18.
Michelle Robinson was screened at 9 On Your Side Wednesday,
"My best friend's daughter died earlier this year from breast cancer and I don't want to see anyone to have to go through that. So I just thought I'd come in and get checked to make sure everything is okay. I think it's just awesome WCPO is doing this," said Robinson.
The American Cancer Society recommends women get a yearly mammogram starting at age 40. This practice can improve the chances that the disease can be diagnosed at an early stage and treated successfully.
St. Elizabeth will provide the no-cost mammograms.
The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation will pay for the service for those without insurance.
If you would like to set up an appointment for a future van visit, call (859) 655-7400.
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