Carolinas Medical Center-Union, in conjunction with Charlotte Radiology, will offer mammograms at no cost for women who qualify March 22, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mammograms will be performed in Charlotte Radiology’s mobile mammography unit which will be parked in front of CMC-Union’s Outpatient Treatment Pavilion, 600 Hospital Drive in Monroe. To qualify, a woman must be 35 years or older, live or work in UnionCounty, have no health insurance or health insurance that doesn’t cover mammogram screenings, have no new breast lumps or concerns and have a primary care physician.
“Mammograms are the most important tool for early detection of breast cancer, and research shows that early detection increases the chance of survival for breast cancer patients,” Donna Little, Oncology Program manager at CMC-Union, said. “We want to make sure that women who lack medical coverage have this life-saving screening available to them.”
Mammogram screenings are made possible by funds raised through CMC-Union’s annual Tickled Pink for Breast Cancer event and other fund-raising activities benefiting Edwards Cancer Center at CMC-Union. Pre-registration for the screening is required. For more information, residents can call 704-283-3265.