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Singing River offers discounted mammograms all month

JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and to increase awareness of the importance of early detection and screening, Singing River Health System will offer discounted mammogram screenings at all of its locations throughout the month.

"Our mission is to improve the quality of life in our community," said Dr. Elizabeth Park, a radiologist who specializes in women's imaging at The Imaging Center in Ocean Springs Medical Park.

"One important way we do this is by helping women be proactive about their health by offering this affordable, potentially life-saving service at a time when there is heightened awareness. We hope to empower women to ask questions of their physicians and to get screened for breast cancer."

Throughout October, women may receive a screening mammogram for $70 at The Imaging Center in Ocean Springs Medical Park and at Singing River Hospital in Pascagoula.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), one in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime, and more than 192,000 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in this year. Early detection is vital, and mammograms are an essential way to screen breast cancer.

Payment is required at the time of service, and a physician order for the screening is necessary. For more information, or to make an appointment, call (228) 818-4140 or (228) 809-1355.

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