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Team Towanda Foundation donated towards the purchase of a mobile mammography unit for Hartford Hospital and we continue to support it as we are able on an ongoing basis. The "Take The Time" van travels to impoverished neighborhoods to provide mammograms to elderly and uninsured woman who would not otherwise have access to these life saving screenings. Additionally, the van also goes to many corporate sites where most women have insurance, but don't have the time to get their annual mammograms done on a timely basis. These mammograms are paid for by insurance. Unfortunately, in the current economic climate, we've seen an increase in the number of women in corporate settings who might still have jobs, but have lost health benefits.
Call Pam Benoit (a longtime friend of Towanda) at 860.545.1141 to schedule your appointment or do it online.
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Follow these 3 steps
for early detection:
1. Get a mammogram. The American Cancer Society recommends having a baseline mammogram at age 35, and a screening mammogram every year after age 40. Mammograms are an important part of your health history. If you go to another healthcare provider, or move, take the film (mammogram)
2. Examine your breasts each month after age 20. You will become familiar with the contours and feel of your breasts and will be more alert to changes.
3. Have your breast examined by a healthcare provider at least once every three years after age 20, and every year after age 40. Clinical breast exams can detect lumps that may not be detected by mammogram.