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Free mammography screening offered at TWU

2/3/10


DENTON — A free mobile mammography screening will be provided to uninsured and underinsured women of Denton County on Friday, Feb. 17 at Texas Woman’s University.

The Methodist Health Center Mobile Mammography Unit will be in the TWU visitors parking lot from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For a map of the campus, visit www.twu.edu/maps.asp.

Appointments may be made by calling 1-877-637-4297. Participants must be a resident of Denton County, uninsured or underinsured, age 35 or older with no breast implants and no current breast problems. For more information, call the Pioneer Breast Health and Community Outreach Program of Denton County at 940-898-3833.

Priyanka Lalwani, health educator at Texas Woman’s University, says mammography is an extremely important tool for early detection of breast cancer. She urges all women to consider the following message from Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services: “My message to women is simple. Mammograms have always been an important life-saving tool in the fight against breast cancer, and they still are today. Keep doing what you have been doing for years: talk to your doctor about your individual history, ask questions and make the decision that is right for you.”

The free mammogram service is made possible through Komen North Texas Affiliate grant funding. For more information, visit www.komennorthtexas.org or www.pioneerbreasthealth.com.

Media Contact:

Karen Garcia
Senior Writer
940-898-3456
kgarcia@twu.edu

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