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Advanced Imaging to Offer Free Mammograms

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Advanced Imaging in Missoula is kicking off October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month by offering free mammograms to uninsured or under-insured woman.

Michelle Weaver Knowles, who is the Breast Health Navigator, recommended that women start performing breast self exams every month after their menstrual cycle, beginning at the age of 20. She said that 20 to 30-year-old women should get a breast exam and a pelvic exam from their primary health care provider every year. Women who are 40-years-old and older are recommended to get a mammogram every year.

Weaver Knowles added that the Montana Cancer Screening program offers funding to help women cover these medical costs.

"There's no excuse not to get your mammogram," Weaver Knowles said. "It only takes 15 minutes to come over here and get your screening mammogram done. Besides the Montana Cancer Screening Program, we have funds in our foundation, if you don't meet their criteria, so there's no excuse not to get your mammogram."

Weaver Knowles said there are income, household and age requirements when applying for these funds.

If you have any questions or would like to scheduled an appointment for a mammogram, call (406) 327-3950.

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