Norwood Hospital promotes Mammography Screenings with “Treat Yourself Well” event
Norwood, MA – Norwood Hospital is recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness this October by hosting “Treat Yourself Well” mammography screening events at the Norwood Hospital main campus and at the Norwood Hospital Cancer Center at Foxboro throughout the month of October. Norwood Hospital’s Treat Yourself Well events will run during convenient early morning hours on Mondays and Thursdays. Women who schedule their first or regular screening mammogram during the event hours will receive a Treat Yourself Well gift bag.
The screening will be conducted by trained technologists on state-of-the-art digital mammography equipment. Norwood Hospital also offers innovative 3D Mammography (Tomosynthesis) which has been recommended for women with dense breast tissue or a personal history of breast cancer. Most insurances cover the cost of annual screening mammograms and a physician referral is not required.
“Screening mammograms are so vital to the prevention of breast cancer. We want to remind women in our community to schedule and keep their annual mammogram appointment,” says Salvatore Perla, DrPH, President of Norwood Hospital. “Early detection can potentially save the lives of the people we serve, so we are passionate about spreading this message of regular screening.”
Data proves that early detection of breast cancer, and early treatment, saves lives. Eighty to 90 percent of asymptomatic breast cancers are diagnosed by mammogram. But, despite these figures, only about half of women who are recommended to have annual mammograms are getting them. Women over 40, those with a family history, or those who have noticed a breast abnormality, should contact their primary care physician to get a consultation and referral.
Appointments at the Treat Yourself Well event must be reserved by calling 781-278-6118; space is limited. Please have your insurance information available when calling. Norwood Hospital is located at 800 Washington Street in Norwood and The Norwood Hospital Cancer Center at Foxboro is located at 70 Walnut Street, Foxboro, Massachusetts.
About Norwood Hospital
Norwood Hospital is a full-service, 215-bed community hospital for adults and children with a focus on delivering world-class health care along with the latest advances in technology and treatment options. Norwood Hospital is part of the Steward Health Care System LLC, who owns and operates 38 community hospitals across the United States and Internationally, employing more than 40,000 team members. The Steward network includes several thousand physicians who care for approximately 2 million patients annually. Additional information is available at www.norwood-hospital.org.