St. Michael's Offering Free Mammograms Valentine's Day
'Love Yourself' campaign offers uninsured women a chance to get a vital exam
St. Michael’s Medical Center, 111 Central Ave., is taking part in the “Amate a ti Misma” (Love Yourself) campaign by offering free mammograms to uninsured women Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14.
The effort is also sponsored by WXTV Univision 41, St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson and the American Cancer Society.
To register, call 1-800-227-2345.
The "Amate a ti Misma" (Love Yourself) breast cancer campaign, launched in 2007 by WXTV Univision 41, brings together the American Cancer Society and area hospitals in order to encourage women to get this life saving screening. In the past seven years more than 8,000 women have been able to receive free mammograms. St. Michael's offers such free screenings year-round.
American Cancer Society guidelines recommend that all women should have their yearly mammogram beginning at age 40.
For information on breast cancer screening guidelines, or if you have been diagnosed and need assistance, call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.