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Russellville Hospital offering discounted mammograms in October

According to American Cancer Society estimates, nearly 4,000 new cases of breast cancer will occur in the state of Alabama this year. In the U.S., women have a one-in-eight chance of developing breast cancer in their lifetime.

The good news is, an annual screening mammogram can detect cancer early and save lives. Russellville Hospital is again offering $50 digital mammograms during the month of October, which is breast cancer awareness month. This preventive screening can find 85 to 90 percent of breast cancers in women and discover a lump up to two years before it can be felt.

Digital Mammography provides superior imagery for a more accurate diagnosis. Other benefits include:

  • A 28-percent higher detection rate.
  • Improved image flexibility.
  • A more accurate diagnosis.
  • Better visibility at the skin line.
  • Shorter exam times.
  • Less radiation exposure.

“We encourage all women above the age of 40 to take action and get a screening mammogram,” said Christine Stewart, CEO of Russellville Hospital. “The test is quick and convenient and can detect cancer early, ultimately saving lives.”

For more info or to schedule your next mammogram, call (256) 332-8688.

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