September 03, 2013
Myrtle Beach, SC - The Grand Strand Regional Breast Health Center will offer same day mammogram screenings at its 82nd Parkway location throughout September. The offer is for screening mammograms only and appointments are required.
Although breast cancer awareness is traditionally recognized in October, hospital staff wanted to get a head start on promotion.
“Women are very aware of screenings and events in October because there is so much publicity and many women obtain their mammograms in October,” said Frankie Knight, radiology director. “We have availability in September and thought this was a good way for women to beat the rush.”
“Same day screenings are also very convenient,” added Knight. “Schedules are hectic and if a woman has a free morning or afternoon, she can call and come in the same day rather than trying to schedule in the future.”
The Grand Strand Regional Breast Health Center is a full service breast health, diagnostic and imaging facility.
Current screening recommendations include a baseline mammogram at age 35 for women with a strong family history and annual mammograms for women age 40 and over.
To schedule a same day screening in September, call 1-888-858-9936.