October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to recognize those who have fought the disease. The month also provides an opportunity to remind people of the value of early detection, through mammography.
The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 13 percent of women born in the United States will develop breast cancer at some time in their lives. A mammogram is one of the most reliable ways to detect breast cancer in its earliest stages, when it is most treatable.
The Adena Cancer Center recommends women with normal risk for breast cancer begin having annual mammograms at age 40, as the risk for developing breast cancer increases with age.
Adena Health System offers digital mammograms at five locations:
· Adena Regional Medical Center, 272 Hospital Road, Chillicothe;
Mon. – Fri. 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
· Adena Greenfield Medical Center, 550 Mirabeau Street, Greenfield;
Tues. 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
· Adena Health Center – Western Avenue, 55 Centennial Blvd, Chillicothe;
Mon. – Fri. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
· Adena Health Center – Waverly, 12340 State Route 104, Waverly;
Mon., Wed. & Fri. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
· Adena Health Center – Jackson, 1000 Veterans Blvd, Jackson;
Tues. & Thurs. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
To schedule an appointment, call your doctor’s office for a referral. If you need a primary care provider, call 740-779-FIND or visit adena.org/FIND to get established with a doctor at a time and location that is convenient for you.