PVHMC to offer $50 mammograms in October
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which means Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Centers in Pomona, Claremont, Chino Hills, and La Verne will offer $50 mammograms with no need for a physician’s order or proof of insurance.
Eligible women must be over 40, have no breast implants, and have not had a mammogram in the past year, with no history of breast cancer in the past five years, and who are not currently experiencing breast problems. To schedule a $50 mammograph at The Robert & Beverly Lewis Family Cancer Care Center in Pomona, or at the Pomona Valley Health Centers in Claremont, Chino Hills or La Verne, call (909) 469-9395 or visit pvhmc.org.
PVHMC offers digital 3D mammography with the SmartCurve breast stabilization system, which is clinically proven to deliver a more comfortable mammogram without compromising image quality, workflow, or dose, according to a news release from PVHMC.
Annual screenings for breast cancer — the second most common cancer in women — are critical to early detection and diagnosis.
“Early detection of breast cancer saves lives,” wrote Dr. Paul Reisch, director of breast imaging at PVHMC, in a statement. “By offering these low-cost mammograms, we’re hoping to reduce any financial barriers that may be preventing women in our community from getting the care they need.”