One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. But you can build hope against breast cancer with an early detection program. Whether you’re 20 or 80, it’s important for all women to practice good breast health. This includes scheduling regular mammograms starting at the age of 40; receiving annual clinical breast exams; performing monthly self-exams; and assessing your risk with your physician.
According to the Chicago Department of Public Health, in 2007 there were 22.9 female breast cancer deaths per 100,000 females nationally. From 2007-2009 many of the community areas surrounding Roseland Community Hospital showed average annual adjusted breast cancer rates of 33-45 deaths per 100,000 females. This means some of these communities experienced mortality rates that were almost double the national number.
Here at Roseland Community Hospital we provide mammograms for all women including FREE Mammograms for Uninsured women who live within the City of Chicago. It is our goal to decrease health disparities in our community by increasing breast health awareness and promoting the importance of receiving annual mammograms.
We encourage women to schedule their annual mammogram here at Roseland Community Hospital. We offer state of the art technology; a quick and efficient process that requires 40- 50% less radiation; 2-3 times the resolution of other digital mammography equipment; and RCH is the only health organization in Illinois with the Philips MicroDose Mammography System.
Schedule your mammogram at Roseland Community Hospital today.
FREE Transportation & Lunch are available; please ask for details when scheduling your appointment.
For more information call, please (773) 995-3094.