NEWTON, Conn. -- The St. Vincent's SWIM Women's Imaging Center will offer free and low-cost digital mammography screenings for women age 40 and older in Newtown and Easton.
Screenings will be held on the following dates:
- Tuesday, Feb. 16, Masonicare at Newtown, 139 Toddy Hill Road, Sandy Hook, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.;
- Thursday, Feb. 25, Easton Senior Center, 650 Morehouse Road, Easton, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The latest American Cancer Society guidelines recommend that all women have a mammogram by age 40, and then every year thereafter. Mammograms are free for those who do not have health insurance, have financial limitations and qualify for assistance. For those who do not have insurance but do not qualify for free services, mammograms are discounted.
Appointments are required for this exam. For those who have insurance, please bring your card at time of visit. To schedule an appointment or to find out when the mobile mammography unit will be in your area, call St. Vincent's SWIM Women's Imaging Center at (203) 576-5500.
To schedule a screening site for your office, community center, school or church, call the Mobile Mammography Coordinator at (203) 576-5505.
The mobile mammography program, one of the largest free mammography screening programs in Fairfield County, is made possible through St. Vincent's SWIM Across the Sound, Connecticut's leader in cancer education, prevention screenings and support services in the area.
Other organizations also help provide mammography screening support, including Susan G. Komen for the Cure CT Affiliate, The National Cancer Foundation, Near and Far Aid, and the Breast Cancer Alliance.
St. Vincent's SWIM Across the Sound is a charitable not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization run by the St. Vincent's Medical Center Foundation of Bridgeport. Since 1987, the SWIM has had a unique niche helping individuals and families struggling through the difficult changes that cancer it brings with it.
The SWIM serves approximately 30,000 people annually by providing more than 45 programs, including cancer education, screening, prevention and support programs at low- or no-cost for the uninsured and underinsured.
In addition, the SWIM helps individual cancer patients on a case-by-case basis with specific financial assistance, funding of wigs and prostheses, medication assistance, free transportation to treatments and appointments, day-care scholarships, support groups and more.
For more information, contact the St. Vincent's Medical Center Foundation at (203) 576-5451 or visit www.SwimAcrossTheSound.org.
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