Information on breast cancer prevention is everywhere in October –
but ladies, are you following the advice? If you’re 40 years or
older, make a promise to talk with your doctor about an annual mammogram.
A mammogram can find a breast cancer lump earlier, when it’s much
smaller and more easily treatable. According to the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention, the average size of a lump found through an annual
mammogram is one-eighth the size of a lump found through occasional self-exams.
To encourage women to cross their mammogram off their “to-do”
list, North Oaks Diagnostic Center and North Oaks-Livingston Parish Medical
Complex in Livingston are offering $80 digital screening mammograms during
Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October. To schedule a screening, call
North Oaks Scheduling between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on weekdays at (985)
230-7777 or (225) 686-4899.
The cash price covers exam costs and Radiologist’s reading fees.
Insurance companies will not be charged. Any additional medical procedure
deemed necessary will follow normal billing processes.
For more information on mammography,