Cancer doesn't wait - don't delay critical cancer screenings like mammograms

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Cancer doesn’t wait for COVID-19. Even though your cancer screenings might look a little different this year, this isn’t the time to delay.

Your best chance at detecting breast cancer is your annual mammogram, a diagnostic imaging procedure in which a low-dose X-ray captures images of breast tissue to be examined by a physician for masses and other abnormalities. Regular screenings through mammograms provide the patient and their physician with the best chance to detect breast cancer at an early stage, when it is smaller, not yet spread, and is more responsive to treatment.

McLaren Port Huron’s Demashkieh Women’s Wellness Place offers online scheduling for screening mammograms. This time-saving tool allows women to schedule a mammogram safely and securely from anywhere, on any device. Women can view available dates and times, provide their personal and insurance information, and receive confirmation of their appointment in just a few minutes. For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit

If breast cancer or other abnormality is detected through a screening mammogram, McLaren Port Huron’s breast care team is committed to providing patients with the very best care. As an accredited breast center through the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), patients with breast disease have access to information on clinical trials and new treatments, genetic counseling, patient centered services, including support and a survivorship care plan to improve the cancer survivor’s quality of life. McLaren Port Huron is one of only 23 NAPBC centers in the state and is the only accredited NAPBC facility in St. Clair County.

Demashkieh Women’s Wellness Place is proud to offer uninsured women financial assistance for mammograms and other breast health services through the Women In Need Program. Just ask for an application when making your appointment. For more information or to make an appointment, call 810-985-2663.

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