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Free Mammogram Screening

April 8 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Free

The Southwest Women’s Law Center in collaboration with several community churches, nonprofit organizations and the Assured Imaging Mobile Mammography Van, invites the women of New Mexico to have a 3D mammogram on Saturday, April 8, 2017  between the hours of  8:00 am – 6:00 pm at  E Read Academy (Gods House Church), 2335 Wyoming Blvd, NE.    To make an appointment please call (888) 233-6121.

Three-dimensional (3D) mammography, also called breast Tomosynthesis, is an advanced technology that can help in the early detection of breast cancer that creates a three-dimensional picture of the breast using X-rays.  Several studies have found that 3D mammograms find more cancers than traditional 2D mammograms and also reduce the number of false positives.  Tomosynthesis utilizes specially-equipped digital (x-ray) mammography machines and acquires images at multiple angles. An analysis of over 170,000  3D mammograms compared to over 270,000 2D mammograms showed an increase in cancer detection of 1.6 per 1000 in women with heterogeneously dense breasts.

 

Many insurance companies charge from $50 – $70 for a 3D, Tomosynthesis, Mammogram.  Thanks to the Southwest Women’s Law Center, the 3D Mammograms will be provided without co-payments.  The only limitation is that all women receiving a 3D Mammograms must be enrolled in some type of health insurance.

Details

Date:
April 8
Time:
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Organizer

Southwest Women’s Law Center
Phone:
505-244-0502
Website:
http://www.swwomenslaw.org/

Venue

God’s House Church
2353 Wyoming Blvd NE
Albuquerque, 87112 United States
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