Tuesday, Oct 18, 2016
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and a great time to remind the women in your life to help prevent and fight breast cancer by getting a mammogram.
There are many facilities where patients can get mammograms throughout Northwest Georgia, including Harbin Clinic Imaging Cartersville at 150 Gentilly Boulevard. Your primary care physician can give you a list of these faciltiies. To make an appointment for a mammogram, you need an order from your healthcare provider.
Yearly mammograms are recommended for all women over the age 40. Mammography is a quick and generally painless test that usually takes less than 20 minutes.
The value of mammography is early detection. Early detection saves lives and in many cases also saves the woman's breast by identifying the cancer at an early stage when it is more easily treated and is not life threatening.
To learn more, visit our web site at www.harbinclinic.com, or call Imaging Cartersville at 470-490-6115 or Family Medicine Cedartown at 770-749-5400.