The MaryEllen Locher Breast Center at CHI Memorial is giving away free t-shirts to all women who have a screening mammogram during the month of April. The offer is good at all four MaryEllen Locher Breast Center locations and the mobile coaches.
“At the beginning of the pandemic, many women missed their annual screening mammogram because our centers briefly closed or because they were scared to go to a medical facility,” explains Brittany Hennessee, director of breast services, MaryEllen Locher Breast Center. “For the past two years, we’ve done a lot of outreach to these women, explaining the importance of having a mammogram each year and getting back on track. Unfortunately, some of these women are now being diagnosed with more advanced cancer.”
Women do not need a doctor’s order to get a screening mammogram. Women of average risk should begin yearly mammogram screenings at age 40. If a woman has a family history of breast or ovarian cancer, she should talk with her primary care physician to discuss when to begin screening mammograms.
The MaryEllen Locher Breast Center has four convenient locations, plus two mobile coaches that travel to all the counties surrounding Hamilton County. The center offers evening and weekend hours for convenience. To schedule a screening mammogram at any location, call 423.495.4040. The MaryEllen Locher Breast Center has financial assistance available for uninsured and under-insured women, so they can receive a mammogram at no cost to them. Visit MaryEllenLocher.com for more information, including location addresses.