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Mee Memorial Highlights Life-Saving Mammograms During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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  • Written By: Rena Salamacha, CEO, Mee Memorial Healthcare System

In observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Mee Memorial Healthcare System is educating South Monterey County residents about the disease and the potentially life-saving screening available locally. Breast cancer can take years to develop, yet women rarely have symptoms in the early stages. Mammograms are vital for early detection and successful treatment. A baseline mammogram is recommended for women at age 35, with annual mammograms beginning at age 40. The team at Mee Memorial’s Mammogram Center stand ready to screen South County patients. Mee offers special programs and lower fees during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. For low-income women, mammograms are covered through the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program. To learn more about programs to help pay for breast cancer treatment for women in need, contact the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at 888-842-6355

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