Phoebe Sumter offers free mammo in May

Published 4:12 pm Wednesday, May 2, 2018

AMERICUS — During the month of May, in recognition of Mother’s Day and overall women’s health, Phoebe Sumter Medical Center is offering 30 free mammogram screenings to women who are uninsured and are overdue for their annual screening. The mammograms will be provided to the first 30 eligible women who make appointments. To be considered for one of the free mammograms each applicant must meet the following criteria:
• not had a mammogram in the last 12 months,
• over the age of 40,
• not experiencing any breast problems, (if you are experiencing breast problems, contact your doctor immediately)
• uninsured,
• not pregnant,
• live in one of the following counties: Sumter, Schley, Macon, Marion, Dooly, Webster, Stewart, and Taylor.
Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women. The American Cancer Society estimates nearly 266,120 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed and that nearly 40,920 people will lose their battle with the disease in 2018.
To schedule an appointment, call Phoebe Sumter Central Scheduling at 229-931-1375.