|RMC Breast Health Center Awarded Mammography Grant from Komen for the Cure Foundation|
||RMC Breast Health Center awarded mammography grant from Komen for the Cure Foundation|
For the eighth year, the Regional Medical Center’s Breast Health Center has been awarded a grant from the Lowcountry Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation to assist women of Orangeburg, Calhoun and Bamberg counties in receiving a free screening/diagnostic mammogram. RMC received a $69,899 grant to help the underserved women of our area.
Women between the ages of 30-40 who have never had a screening mammogram, live in Orangeburg, Calhoun and Bamberg counties and have no insurance, as well as women who are between the ages of 40-46, have not had a screening mammogram in the past year, reside in Orangeburg, Calhoun and Bamberg counties and have no insurance are encouraged to contact the RMC Breast Health Center.
The grant will also serve women who do not qualify for Best Chance Network services. “If you have been turned down by Best Chance Network (ages 47-64) for a screening mammogram, please give us a call,” noted Rebecca Hejl, RMC lead mammographer.
“We require a physician’s order if you are already affiliated with a healthcare provider and have seen them within the last year. If you do not have a physician, we will assist you in obtaining one.”
“Lunch and Learn” sessions are being offered to help educate the men and women of this area regarding breast health care. “Actual images are shown at these sessions so individuals can see just how small some breast cancers are and will be aware that not all breast cancers can be detected by self examination alone,” said Hejl. “We give instruction on self-breast exams and are especially interested in reaching out to the younger women of this area to educate on breast health care. Please don’t forget, early detection is the best weapon in the fight against breast cancer.”
For more information about the grant criteria or any of RMC’s Breast Health Center services, please call Rebecca Hejl, RMC lead mammographer, at 803-395-2841.