Salem Regional Medical Center Offers Walk-In Mammograms

SALEM, Ohio – Salem Regional Medical Center is offering walk-in mammograms as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The screenings will be offered from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 21 in SRMC’s Mammography Department, 1995 E. State St.

No appointment or physician order is needed for the walk-in mammograms, and financial assistance is available for those who qualify. Participants should go directly to SRMC’s Medical Imaging department to check in upon arriving at the hospital.

SRMC’s 3D mammography can identify up to 40% more invasive cancers with greater detail than a traditional 2D mammogram, a news release states. When detected and treated at its earliest stage, breast cancer is 99% curable and more treatment options are available.

Annual mammograms are recommended for most women starting at age 40. Those who are at high risk for breast cancer, such as women with a family history or genetic risk factors for the disease, should talk to their doctors about starting screening before age 40.

SRMC is recognized for providing high quality breast care from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, the premier accreditation program by the American College of Surgeons.

“Achieving NAPBC accreditation and being nationally recognized as a Comprehensive Breast Imaging Center means that SRMC meets the highest standard of care,” said Dr. Anita Hackstedde, president and chief executive officer. “We are pleased to provide this comprehensive level of breast care locally so that our patients do not need to leave our community for specialized diagnostics and treatment.”

The medical center regularly offers walk-in hours for mammograms from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays at SRMC’s Imaging Center at Firestone Farms TownCenter, 116 Carriage Drive, Columbiana. Mammogram appointments can also be made for SRMC’s main campus or the Columbiana location by calling 330 332 7300.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.