The Regional Cancer Partnership of Illinois (RCPIL) has been awarded an $18,000 grant to fund free mammograms for uninsured and under-insured women ages 40 and older on Mondays in October at three locations.
The “Mammogram Mondays” grant, provided by the Memorial Affiliate of Susan G. Komen, has benefited 310 women over the last three years.
"Early detection of breast cancer is the key to beating the disease,” said Celeste Wiley, RCPIL chair. “Screening and education are critically important factors for women of all ages and the foundation to continued health.”
Appointments are required. No walk-ins are available at any location. Times and locations for Mammogram Mondays in October (October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30) are as follows:
- Memorial Medical Center screening times will start at 4 p.m. at the Baylis Breast Center, 747 N. Rutledge in Springfield. Call 217-788-4042 (Memorial Mammography) for an appointment.
- St. John's Women's Center, 8:30-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. at 1100 Lincolnshire (near the Aldi's on South Sixth St.) in Springfield. Call 217-757-6400, ext. 3 (St. John’s Women’s Center) for an appointment.
- Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, 3-4:30 p.m. at 200 Stahlhut Drive in Lincoln. Call 217-605-5292 for an appointment.
Educational materials, including information on general breast health and how to perform breast self-exams, will also be available at each location.
The National Cancer Institute recommends that women age 40 or older have screening mammograms every one to two years. Screening mammograms are for patients who do not have symptoms or who have not detected any abnormalities.
Members of the Regional Cancer Partnership of Central Illinois include: American Cancer Society, Illinois Emergency Management Agency - Radon Division, Illinois Department of Public Health, Logan County Health Department, Mia Ware Foundation in Jacksonville, Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville, Regional Cancer Center Memorial Medical Center, Sangamon County Department of Public Health, Sangamon County Medical Society, Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU, St. John's Hospital Cancer Institute, Blessing Hospital in Quincy, and Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
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