Program Aims to Take the Scare Out of an Abnormal Mammogram

Program Aims to Take the Scare Out of an Abnormal Mammogram

Program Aims to Take the Scare Out of an Abnormal Mammogram

If you’re a woman over the age of 40, you may have been there – you get a call that your mammogram is abnormal, and you get scared. The fear sometimes stops women from getting a mammogram in the first place, or from coming back for the recommended diagnostic breast imaging, but it is a long way between an abnormal mammogram and a breast cancer diagnosis. Information about the process of breast cancer screening can help you cope with this unsettling news and move forward with confidence.

Clinicians from Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) and the Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center are partnering to offer a special presentation, ‘Taking the Scare Out of an Abnormal Mammogram” on Tuesday, October 25, from 6 to 7 p.m., at the Manchester Community Library in Manchester. The event will give attendees a behind-the-scenes look at the screening mammography process and the different ways radiologists use breast imaging to help women find breast cancer early. Learn about the treatment options available to mammogram patients who are diagnosed with breast cancer. To reserve your seat online, visit svhealthcare.org/calendar. For more information, call 802-447-5019 or e-mail ashley.jowett@svhealthcare.org.

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