C1 3 been with us for this month is breast cancer awareness month, so were seen on to pay and hearing many people talk about the importance of getting mammograms or pleased to welcome danica to the georgetown cancer center and melissa on tell kmart the cancer center your today was so much for being here in topic women may shy away from ... the appreciate you being here you both both of your centers work together to help when in the room whether it's a difficult time for this ringing process.
He talked about ... organic cancer and early detection is very important him for the outcome.
So we want to get that out there for people to be available to come to get screening that might not otherwise be able to do that so we offer a couple of programs each year to offer free mammograms for people who otherwise couldn't afford that.
So and with the help of markey cancer center we can we can do that which is huge because a lot of times even just the process of getting a mammogram and help we come up with so many uses on life we should go you are getting when and you the opportunity away a big things right yeah big is when i to my mom and was actually diagnosed with due to early detection shows that everything that off grancer think you are can you tell us what are the guidelines issued always be changing every year on how often we should be getting mammograms at what age we should start what advice would you recommend for women depends on it depends on your family history whether you had that family history are not as to how early i think & 35 is the minimum age but i'm depending on any family history socialism we should have one multiyear okay we can obviously call probably either one of you and get more information on the as well.
You are not only dealing with breast cancer screenings.
You also offer other cancer screening is well he does not those options.
We do with our we have a healthcare coming up this saturday that were gonna be offering free skin cancer screenings and also we offer lo- dose lung cancer screenings and you can call to get an and for those and with the low-dose ct for lung cancer screenings, those that's not covered by insurance.
If you meet the guidelines so again the the key is early detection sure went that when we go to this healthcare and we are the help here excuse me me is the freedom we need to make an appointment with information online.
Yet we need to make an appointment.
There's a number we provided that people can call and get get on that list with the low-dose ct you can call also and a scheduled appointment for that along to the normally take to do the screening all like not your in and out, probably in 10 minutes, so i actually be okay so now is race three quick you do a lot of heading next screenings as well for people what what why would somebody need something like that is we offer a variety of screenings for the community as well and their and their free like georgetown me have a mainstay out program for free mammograms. also our heads at screening we actually have an event coming u next week on the 20 work for ha that i'm at two is a very quick exam.
I we need to make the ointment so you can call the number i'm on the screen to mak an nebraska's up event next week and that on the 24th at marquis from five until seven and then we also offer free colon cancer screening kit that can do at home and the number is the same to call if you want to get a free at that can't to do to do it is amazing the amazing service offered to somebody because again that's one of those lines a lot of times one verbally you right from your ow home and it's free.
All the why would you not take advantage of both your programs and we still like to encourage people to get a colonoscopy because that's th gold standard for colon cancer screening that so many people just refuse to do that, so we offer the free at-home cat as well if we have any questions at home and what we should be eating screened for how we go through that process should we contact will i always encouraged to touch her primary care provider because you know your family history he or she has your physician knows your famil history so time has you said family history play such a huge part in when you get screen tim for certainly talk talk to your doctor immediately taken manager.
Both of your health fairs is one saturday and then on the 20 worked as well.
We had that information up on her green with the numbers to call as well and on i went site will have all of that.
Thank you both so much for all your doing for the community take advantage of the early detection that that's what you preach is you he you preventing so many things befor they get out of hand right and catching them early that it is the whole outcome and likely said they are giving you no excuses the to get out of this take care of yourself take advantage thank you both so muc for being here, and for giving us all this information is crucial.