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Breast Cancer Screening

 

breast cancer imageBreast cancer screening includes self-breast exam, clinical breast exam, and mammogram. The most current guidelines from the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force suggest women ages 50 to 74 years old should have a screening mammogram every two years. Women ages 40–49 years old are encouraged to talk to their healthcare providers about when and how often they should have screening mammograms. A woman who has a high risk for breast cancer, as determined by a health care provider, may need to begin screening earlier.

The Cancer Services Program of the Finger Lakes Region covers annual clinical breast exams, mammograms, pelvic exams and pap tests for women 40 and older. Mammograms are sometimes covered for younger women based on family or personal history. Men identified with symptoms which may indicate breast cancer can receive diagnosis through the program.

Free Screening Events

If you have a family history, or have concerns about your risk, we encourage you to take advantage of these free screening events. Research has shown that African American women are 42 percent more likely to die from breast cancer than white women. African American women are more likely to present with a cancer diagnosis in ages younger than 40 and with more advanced stage breast cancer.

Free screening Saturdays for 2020 have been added. Call (585) 224-3070 for questions or more information. Outside of Monroe County? Call 1-877-803-8070. Email us at csp@urmc.rochester.edu.

Date & Time     Location

5/9/2020

7:30 to 11 a.m.

   

Elizabeth Wende Breast Care, 170 Sawgrass Dr.

*This screening date has been cancelled*

9/26/2020

8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

   

Rochester Regional Health Imaging, Medical Office Building, 1415 Portland Ave, Suite 190 

10/3/2020

8 to 11 a.m.

   

UR Medicine Breast Imaging, 500 Red Creek, Suite 130

10/17/2020

7:30 to 11 a.m.

    Elizabeth Wende Breast Care, 170 Sawgrass Dr.​

11/7/2020

8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

   

Borg & Ide Imaging, 2655 Ridgeway Ave., Suite 110

12/12/2020

 

   

Elizabeth Wende Breast Care, 170 Sawgrass Dr.​

 

The Cancer Services Program of the Finger Lakes Region can also help eligible men and women get the colorectal and cervical cancer screenings they need.