Mammography Screening at Rogers School on May 25 Stamford CT 06902 at 202 Blachley Road
The Stamford Hospital's Mobile Wellness Center is teaming up with ROSCCO and Rogers International School to proactively fight breast cancer by offering Mammography Screenings on Saturday, May 25 from 9am - 3pm. Mammograms save lives and this is a convenient, fast way to digitally check your body.
For every 1,000 women who have a screening mammogram:
- 100 are recalled to get more mammography or ultrasound images
- 20 are recommended for a needle biopsy
- 5 are diagnosed with breast cancer
What Is a Mammogram?
A mammogram is a specific type of breast exam used to aid in the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases in women. This medical exam uses a noninvasive X-ray targeted to each breast, producing pictures that your doctor can use to identify and treat any abnormal areas, possibly indicating the presence of cancer.
What are the Mammogram Guidelines?
Women ages: 35-39 for the Baseline exam - and then at the age of 40+ women should get an exam annually
Why Are Mammograms Important?
Annual mammograms can detect cancer early — when it is most treatable. In fact, mammograms show changes in the breast up to two years before a patient or physician can feel them. Mammograms can also prevent the need for extensive treatment for advanced cancers and improve chances of breast conservation. Current guidelines from the American College of Radiology, the American Cancer Society, and the Society for Breast Imaging recommend that women receive annual mammograms starting at age 35 — even if they have no symptoms or family history of breast cancer.
To learn more about how to prepare for a mammogram, what to expect during the exam, how to obtain your results, as well as the benefits, risks, and limitations, visit WWW.radiologyinfo.org.
Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are accepted. Please contact Sheila Glenn, 203-323-0681 or 203-276-2602 (on Saturday 203-223-4181).
Insurance is accepted. No-cost mammograms are available to the uninsured AND low income women. When calling for your appointment, please have the following available:
- Insurance card information* (if applicable)
- Doctor's name, address, and phone number
- Bring Photo identification and insurance card to your appointment
*Remember to check with your insurance carrier to ensure Digital Mammograms are a covered benefit
Again, please call Sheila Glenn, 203-323-0681 to set up your appointment for your Annual Mammography Screening.
Registration is on a first call/come, first served basis.
There are private screenings on Coach, but unfortunately it's not wheelchair accessible.