Southcoast Health offering free mammograms in October for uninsured individuals

Oct 2, 2017

Southcoast Health is offering free mammograms for uninsured individuals during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Screenings are offered at all 10 Southcoast Breast Imaging Centers across the region, including two in Wareham.

The Southcoast Breast Imaging Centers in Wareham are located at Tobey Hospital and Southcoast Health at Rosebrook. Additional locations are in Dartmouth, Fall River and New Bedford.

Statistics show that one in eight women over the age of 40 will develop breast cancer. Since patients are less likely to experience symptoms during the early stage of breast cancer, when tumors are small and most treatable, early detection and regular screenings are a necessity to reduce advanced stage diagnosis and often improve treatment outcome.

To schedule a free mammogram during the month of October, call central scheduling for an appointment at 800-276-0103.

Southcoast Health is a primary provider of breast health services in the region. Southcoast Breast Imaging Center is designated as Centers of Excellence by the American College of Radiology, is certified by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers by the American College of Surgeons and offer 100 percent digital mammography services at all of their sites throughout Southeastern Massachusetts.