MAMMOGRAMS OFFERED AT LIBRARY JULY 12
Screening mammograms for women, age 40 and older, will be offered again this year at the Library. This year, mammogram tests will be given Wednesday, July 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
All women in Western Pennsylvania, age 40 and over, are encouraged to register for a screening mammogram. Women younger than age 40 may also participate; however, they must have a prescription from their physician to do so. Each screening mammogram takes less than a half-hour.
African-American women are particularly encouraged to have a screening mammogram. Although these women have fewer cases of breast cancer than women of other races do, those African-American women who do contract breast cancer are often diagnosed too late.
The charge for screening mammograms, which will be billed to a woman's insurance plan, will not exceed $20; women are responsible for the portion of the fee not covered by insurance. If an insurance plan requires a referral, for a screening mammogram, it is the woman's responsibility to obtain the referral. Special assistance is available for those women with no insurance.
Appointments are necessary for a mammogram screening, but appointments cannot be made before May. Beginning in May, telephone the Library at (412) 276-3456 to learn how to arrange for an appointment.